Kids often times have their noses playing games in the internet, updating on Facebook, IG, Tweeter etc. But, do they know the do’s and dont’s in using the internet?
Last Monday, my kids and I were invited to attend an event that focus on Internet Safety for Kids and Families. I was lucky enough to take my 2 nephews with me, too! I was so eager to attend this event since my older kids are normally in the net, even my 7-year-old boy can be too hooked at internet games at times.
The event was sponsored by Trend Micro, a leading company who aims to protect our computers by developing softwares that secures our internet. So, we were able to attend for free.😆
Here are some of the things we’ve learned.
- Don’t give out your complete birthday.
- Don’t chat with strangers, not everyone can be trusted.
- Don’t add or confirm friend request from people with whom you don’t know.
- Don’t just click on links since not everything on the internet can be trusted.
- Don’t post sexy pictures. This might give wrong impressions to others and may put yourself in danger.
- Don’t post statuses that gives others a hint that you are alone.
- Don’t give out your password.
- Don’t give out the name of your school.
- Don’t give out the name of your best friend and parents.
- Don’t give out your exact address.
- Don’t be mean.
- Create a strong password that others can hardly guess but easy for you to remember. Password should be alphanumeric and can also have special characters if the application allows.
- Only give passwords to your parents.
- There should only have 1 hour internet hours alloted for kids.
- Click right! Only open trusted sites.
- Be responsible!
The event was held at The Crafters Marketplace in Shangri-la Mall inside Rustan’s Supermarket. The Crafters Marketplace is owned by Ms. Alma Ramirez and Sunshine See. As a brief background, the company started last year when the industry of arts and crafts started getting all the attention. When people started to buy their products and asking how to use it, they decided to offer art classes like calligraphy, polymer clay, silhouette cameo, journaling etc. at a very affordable price.
So, after the talk, the kids were given the Oil Pastel Workshop with Teacher Ian De Jesus. The kids were all so attentive when Teacher Ian showed them how to combine colors and how to use the oil pastel. And because our topic was about Internet Safety, they were asked to draw what they’ve learned.
Overall, I was so happy that the kids were able to learn about internet safety. It is now important that kids know what can be done and what not in the internet. All of us even adults have to be responsible surfers, because at the end of the day it is our security and safety at risk if we take it for granted. And at the same time the kids had the chance to learn from the workshop. Two birds in one stone for the day!
So, let me take this opportunity to thank #TrendMicro, #TheCraftersMarketplace and #mommybloggersph for this awesome adventure. Until next time!😊
Summer is still on, The Crafters Marketplace is still offering art classes for kids and adults.
For more details contact:
The Crafters Marketplace
Rustan’s Grocery, Lower Level, Shangri-La Mall, EDSA
Sunshine See – 647.895.1051 (viber)
Alma Ramirez – 0926.623.1284