Internet Talk - The How Of Breaking The Ice With Your Parents
Let's face the facts. We all are a bit afraid about talking to our parents on important issues. Our mechanisms have evolved in such a way that opening our mouth doesn't seem like a smart option. It may be for the fear of getting wacked. They just know how to deal with us. So, when you decide to open up, it is all the more necessary that you are armed with certain tricks.
Internet as we all know is a dangerous medium. If one of your parents gets a hold of this, then life can become a whole lot difficult. So, it's best to take control of the situation before they get a grip on the medium. Here's a guide to internet talk you wished you knew earlier.
5. Encourage Them To Learn From You
If there's one thing that you understand better than your parents, it's the internet. Being smart about this is the need of the hour. Talk about the dangers that certain sites possess and how virus can lead to a digital apocalypse on your system. Of course you can't stop them from using Facebook; so the smart thing to do is to add them to the ‘Restrict' list and you are good to go.
4. Check Their Browsing History
Knowing secrets is a good thing in this game. You might remember the time your system had parental controls, yeah right, those awful days. Well, now is the time to give something back in return. You can tell them to steer clear of some sites, which is almost all of them, after checking their browsing history. Once that's done, block their access to social media sites like Instagram, where your drunken photos with pothead friends exist.
3. No Giving Out Important Details
The problem with parents using the internet is that they can end up sharing more that they want. This includes passwords, bank account numbers or other vital information. They obviously are ignorant of the fact. It is your duty to save from fraudsters their hard earned money, which will one day end up in your bank account *devilish smile*
2. Once On The Internet Always On The Internet
Internet is a pit that accumulates everything and keeps it there forever. It is in the best interest of you and your parents to not let out embarrassing stuff, pooping in your pants in childhood being one. Painstakingly enough, you have to make them understand this fact. Also, racist jokes are a strict no-no. They'd work on the dinner table, not on the internet.
1. Explain That Internet Is Not The Whole Truth
You'd agree to the fact that parents haven't fully developed that part of the brain which trusts their children. Separating truth from fiction is a bit difficult for them. Your foremost responsibility as a smart, disobedient child is to make them understand the internet is a lying machine, and that every detail must be cross-checked with you before coming to any conclusion.
So go ahead, slay this demon once and for all and share the wisdom.