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WHY IT’S IMPORTANT TO MONITOR YOUR CHILDREN WHEN THEY USE INTERNET

The advent of technology has given us a lot of great things to access. We can’t deny that with the use of internet, we can search for information that is not accessible before. It can be a great source for entertainment. You can watch movies, play games listen to music among others. It can also be a great avenue for discussion with peers or with strangers. Communication has evolved and come a long way. However, internet is not exclusive. Anyone and anywhere, many people are utilizing it just like us. Navigating the internet can be a dangerous endeavor sometimes. That is why it’s important for to monitor your children’s activity when they use the internet. There is risk that children shouldn’t be able encounter at such a young age and that is why you should be there to prevent it from happening to your children most especially. 

Here are some of the reasons why it’s important for a guardian to monitor the child’s activities while using the internet: 

  1. Cyber-Bullying 

Cyber-bullying has become rampant nowadays. With the use of internet, individuals has been given the power to bully people around the world. Being online, you are more prone to people criticizing your every move and your appearance that they are not able to do in person. Many people experience mental breakdowns, stress and depression when they receive insults and threats on the internet. You can prevent this from happening by cutting the hours they spend online and minimize their use of social media. 

  1. Cyber Identity Theft 

Identity theft is not new but with the advent of the internet it has become an easy crime for hackers to steal your identity online. Especially on social media like Facebook wherein you share a lot of your personal information online, you are more prone to get your account hacked. Take a preventive measure and don’t put too much information online and only minimize to what the people need to know like name. Children don’t really have an idea on how much their posting online is putting them at risk. Connect their account with yours if possible. 

  1. Trojan and Viruses 

Children tend to click anything that they see online whether it’s a cartoon poster pop-up or games poster that offers money. Most of the time, these pop-ups carry Trojan viruses could hack your computer and could eventually get your computer at risk making your information and files being compromised.  Once this happens, your private files can be uploaded to sites and could be sold by anyone. The best step to prevent this from happening is to limit the sites that your children open on the internet and install anti-viruses or firewalls on your internet browser and computer. 

  1. Scams 

Chat rooms or any avenue where a person can appear anonymous can be a site for scams. Some scammers would try to persuade children to give them credit card accounts in exchange of a video game, tokens or money. They prey on little kids because they are more gullible.  

Keep in mind that it is never a good idea for kids to spend too much time online. Talk to them about the importance of being safe on the internet. 

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WHAT TO CONSIDER WHEN YOU ARE DESIGNING YOUR WEBSITE

Gone are the days when a brand can still go on without the help of a website, networking or overall the use of internet. If you want to sell something or you want to connect with people, you would want to go to where people are. And people are literally living online. In the present, you can easily connect to people with just a WiFi connection. Every person who is just beginning to make their own website is always concerned on how to make their website perfect in all terms. And it’s not that easy. 

These things below are some of the things you need to consider in making a website: 

  1. Your Brand 

For the people online, your website is your public appearance. The aesthetics of your site is a reflection of your brand. Figure out what your website is going to be because it’s going help you in getting your message across and promote what your website is all about. If your brand is desert detailers, then the aesthetics should look like you’re an auto detailer company.  

  1. The Purpose 

In making a website, one thing that you should consider is the user or the viewer. You have to learn and understand what your site is really for and the content that you put in it. 

  1. Typology 

This includes the font face that you use, its readability, its legibility and lastly the relevance of your over-all content. How your text looks like can convey credibility, mood and creativity. It’s important that your text can convey the right message and look like clean and credible. 

  1. Content 

Have you ever heard of the phrase that “Content is King?” Nowadays, it has been proven that content is not at all king. This is supported by the argument that a good content can’t be a good content if it can’t accomplish anything. But we can’t deny still that nothing beats high quality content. If you have a great aesthetics and interface but you don’t have the relevant content then what’s the point of making a website in the first place. Content should be high priority in making a website. 

  1. The Right Domain 

To remain interesting in people’s mind, you have to have an address that is memorable and very easy to enter. Don’t choose a domain that is full of jumbled words and letters. Keep in mind that the simpler the domain name, the better. And also, if you have a chance to pick an old domain with a simple domain name than a new one with a complicated domain name, chose the old domain name. This is because the older the domain name, it can come with a lot of SEO benefits plus it is presumably true that it already has pre-existing traffic. In that way, you can boost your websites views in no time. 

  1. Compatibility for all gadgets 

Make sure that the design on your website does not go to waste by making it compatible for all gadgets in all browsers.  

  1. Security  

Identity theft is a threat whenever you go online. Make sure that every information that your viewer is putting in your website is locked up and safe. This is most important if you handle transactions in your website. 

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IMPORTANT PAGES TO INCLUDE IN YOUR WEBSITE

Sometimes it’s a little bit frustrating to think about what to put in your website especially when you’re a beginner. A website can be a great way to connect with your customers, fans, audience, followers and friends because it can be customized and you can choose on what your content is going to be. The best websites are those who have the simplest interface and those who can put their information clearly and plainly. The trick in making a god website is to make it engaging and interesting. You want the viewers of your site to enjoy their time while navigating your website. 

These pages below are the most essential pages to include in your website: 

Home Page 

This is the first page that your viewers are going to see. Make sure that by the viewing your homepage, the viewers are able to know who you are, what you do, and what you offer.  Make sure that you get your point across and at the same time present any information in a clear manner. Keep any text short, concise and kept to a minimal and put as much visuals as you can but make sure that it is all placed strategically that your viewers are able to view it all without blocking each other. Remember that photos are worth a thousand words. 

Services 

This is the page where you can provide extensive information about the services that you offer. Begin with a short summary of your services so they have an idea on what they’re going to expect if they scroll more. If you are restaurant site, put your menu or your catering services. If you’re a carpet cleaning company, put the services and also the discounts that you offer. Or if you’re a clothing shop, you can include the clothing products that you are selling. 

About Us 

In this page, you can include what your website is really about. You can provide your customers or viewers an overview and history of your business or yourself. This is a great opportunity to prove why you are different from other businesses. 

Contact Us 

This page can be an avenue for your viewers to contact you if they have any questions or if they would like to avail your services. You can add your location, your phone number, your email address, your social media accounts, or you can provide a form wherein they could provide information about themselves and you could contact them instead. 

FAQs 

Questions that are asked repetitively and then your answer to it can be put here. This is for you and your viewer’s convenience. Make sure that you phrase the questions in a positive way and answer it in a way that you keep them interested. 

Privacy Policy 

This is to let your viewers know that the information they leave on your site is safe and will not be used to harm them. Also, this includes how and why their information is collected.