Knowledge of computers is a must for anyone to go ahead in life today and this is one of the reasons why computer technology is being taught in schools to children from a very young age. Modern children are also very computer savvy and they pick up things much faster than adults. This amazes the older generation when they see how efficient children are in handling computers and their ability to get the maximum out of them. While parents do want their children to learn all about computers; they, at the same time have reservations about children using computers and worry their still untrained young minds might be corrupted by gaining access to things they don't understand.
One of the reasons for parents to feel this way is because in most homes the parents and children use the same computer which makes it possible for the kids to visit sites that they really shouldn't or even gain access to files and adult material their parents may have hidden in secret folders. Parents however, should never underestimate today's kids who are very smart and should realize that it would not take them much time to learn how to get into even the most hidden files in the computer. This makes it very important for parents and especially fathers to ensure that they don't have any unsuitable material downloaded or any adult content stored in their computers. They should also remember to clear the browser history before they log out, so that even accidentally their kids might not be able to view content that is unsuitable for their eyes and mind.
One way of avoiding this problem completely is to buy a separate children's computer for your kid or kids so that they can learn, have fun and at the same time not have access to any unsavory websites while browsing the internet. There are many computers that have been made especially with kids in mind and one of the most popular is the ASUS Disney netbook which has parent control options that can be used by kids even without parental supervision. The internet browsers and e-mail functions all come with extra filters in this children's computer making it possible for parents to limit access to any site they consider is dangerous or unsuitable for a kid.
Even after you have bought your kids their own children's computer you should check what they are doing and what sites they visit. This is not to invade their privacy; but just so that your children know that you have their welfare at heart and wish them to get the best possible value for the money you spent in getting them their own computer.