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Here are 5 tips to be safe while gaming online:  

 

Tip #1 - Beware of cheat codes & programs 

Yes, sometimes we have trouble getting to the next level as games are designed to be challenging. A ‘cheat’ code or program can help gamers to have shortcuts without spending so much time on the game. However, downloading the ‘cheat’ may contain viruses or spyware without you realizing it.  

 

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When people hear the word addiction, it’s usually associated with drugs, alcohol and gambling. People who suffer from these addictions can see a specialist to help them overcome it. But now in an era defined by techno-gadgets, a new type of addiction has emerged. It’s called Internet addiction or online addiction. However, there is still a debate whether Internet Addiction should be officially recognized as a psychiatric condition. 

 

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The internet is a powerful tool that can be used for education for children as it supports their learning and research. However, the internet has potential dangers that come with it. As a parent, it’s your responsibility to protect children from the dangers of being online as there are explicit, disturbing and illegal sites online that children should not have access to. 

 

Below are some parental control tips and tools that can help you monitor your child’s activities and prevent them from accessing inappropriate content online. 

 

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A lot of pre-teens and teenagers spend most of their time communicating with friends online. With that, parents are not able to entirely monitor their children’s online activities. 

 

One of the worst things that could happen is if a young teen gets into an online relationship with a complete stranger. To avoid this as much as possible, parents can: 

 

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Most parents share photos of their children, especially their newborn, online. Some do it to simply share the growth of their children with relatives and friends who live far away. 

 

The mistake parents fail to see is that they have created an online presence for their child without their consent. The photos may be cute now but in 10 years, what will your child think of the photo that you shared of them crying? 

 

Think before you post 

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What is Cyber Bullying? 
Sometimes when you’re on the internet, there may be someone who wants to harm you like a bully but without hurting you physically. When you visit some places on the internet like chatrooms or social media like Facebook or Twitter, some people might say mean things about you. You may not even know the people who are doing it. 

 

Examples of cyber bullying: 

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