Online Safety Tips to Keep Your Family Secure

by Jacqueline Cyr November 29th, 2016 | in Residential Systems

Our kids are more connected than ever with mobile devices and smart phones. While we can feel more secure knowing that we are connected with our kids when we are away from them, it also poses different safety factors when they are connected online. Teaching children online safety is an important part of raising our children. Your monitored home security system can have various different add-ons so that you can see your house and children when you are away from your home.

These are some different ways that children need to know about safety when online.

Turn off location services. If your children are home alone, you can be certain that they will be online chatting with friends. Location services should always be turned off on their mobile device to help keep them safe from predators. A smartphone security app can be connected to your home security system, giving you peace of mind that they arrived home safely and doors have been locked. Security cameras can also help you to feel secure, knowing that you can see who may come to the door on your own mobile device.

Be smart about posting on social media. Many tweens, teens and young adults are using various social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat. They may not realize that posting updates, videos or stories about being home alone can be a security risk. Make sure to have a discussion about social media safety and not inadvertedly alerting to strangers that they are home alone.

Keeping your home secure. Your home security system will help to keep your family safe, and your children should be taught how to use the system. Giving them instructions and test runs about how to safely arm and disarm systems, how to view the security cameras, and reacting to any alarms, will ensure that professionals are keeping your home secure. When your children are home alone, they will know that they are safe, and you can feel good knowing that they are using their mobile devices online safely also.

Make sure that you take the proper steps when your children are home alone. Scan-Tech Alarm Systems in Saskatoon and serving Prince Albert, can help you to secure your home and keep your family safe. 

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