“Prevention is better than Cure”
Are we really safe on the internet?. Are we away from hackers reach? Are we really using time in efficient learning manner while surfing?. Well, the answer can be yes for adults but what about kids? The security awareness is low in the teenage group. It is the age when students are curious to know the unknown world and in this mode, internet is best source to find anything which they want to know. But, while searching so they are unaware of the harms caused by internet. The cybercrimes are increasing in the alarming rate and mostly teenagers commit crimes in the digital world. No matter the ways you make them aware but still just to have fun they go breaking rules.
Discipline is the only factor which can make them stop to commit any of such cybercrime. One such medium of rules and disciplines is making kids to agree for Acceptable Use Policy (AUP). It is the agreement which kids sign to use the internet in restricted manner. They agree not to follow harmful surfing and in while doing so they get aware about the hazards caused by surfing some sites. AUP is a prevention against the crimes and unanimously educating teenagers to surf internet in ethical terms.
AUP is designed by board of schools and can include terms for kid’s safety. Part of it, schools also make parents aware about the use of internet for kids at home. These rules help them to be prevented from crime world and make them educated for the safety and useful internet usage. With such an authentic policy we can make kids to practice ethical behavior and discourage criminal behavior
Going beyond only safety,the policy also motivates sound and polite communication on social networks. It emphasis on the productive discussions and encourage integrity and honesty for sharing. It includes the humanity factor factors like respecting other people’s values and opinions. With such attributes kids can have a sound knowledgeable internet experience and impart values in both digital as well as real lives.
Hope to see all the teenagers in the world to get the preventive surfing knowledge and productive internet use.