Security and privacy issues are approached when children have keener senses, better motor skills and are more knowledgeable when it comes to computers.
Pre-school children should learn to get to grips with technology and its problems, argues David Harley, ESET Senior Research Fellow.
Children under the age of 5 use the internet on a regular basis. A survey of 1,100 mothers on Netmums found that one in eight (12.8%) said their son or daughter was two or younger when they first went online. My son always liked to use my iPhone to look at pictures. I watched him scroll through my Groupon App looking at pictures of exotic destinations, restaurants, and pretty girls. Then he clicked on an image of a woman with heavy colorful eye makeup and long eyelashes. Before I could take the phone away from him, with two more touches of the screen, he bought a pair of $280 Mink eyelashes! I couldn't believe it!
When we start browsing the web and see potentially dangerous websites that looks full of Malicious malware, our first reaction is to get away as quickly as possible. Microsoft knows the potential threat of children unknowingly submitting our computers to cybercriminals and thieves alike.
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