At this stage of development, children enjoy fun activities and seek more independence. They think in the here and now and can follow simple rules enforced by adults. They are likely to engage in:
The interactive components of online games make them a lot of fun and appealing for children. While children enjoy playing games online, it is important to make sure games are appropriate for your child’s age.
Children can easily be redirected to inappropriate content on other sites through the chat.
Children can go online and find fun games to play and videos to watch. While they now have fun, informative and educational content at their fingertips, there are considerations for making the experience a positive one.
Despite many safety features, children can still happen upon content that is inappropriate for them to see.
Watching videos online is very popular with children. The accessibility to information and entertainment is wonderful, but children can accidentally be exposed to inappropriate content as they select different videos to watch.
Many video-sharing sites do not provide the option to set parental controls or restrict what content children can view.
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