Building a website is a lot of fun, and your kids can build one for themselves too! With a kid-friendly hosting service, your kids could start building their own children’s blog in minutes. If you are a parent and you want to teach your child how to create his own website, here are some tips you can follow:
Select Your Kid’s Website Theme
Once you start exposing your child to the vast possibilities of the internet, he would want to start expressing his thoughts, ideas, and imaginations through it. The first thing you would want your child to understand is the website’s theme or topic.
There’s a wide range of website themes your child can choose from. Mostly, children want to post their experiences in opening their gifts for Christmas, their tour around Toy Kingdom, and their special memories with their family and friends. Other themes would include reactions, celebrities, reviews of books, toys, and TV shows, and others.
The Web Hosting Part and Learning the Codes
Of course, the first part is always looking for the best web hosting service that would offer you and your child the best experience when opening a new website. Sticking to a free web host would save your budget, but it will not be a good experience for your child because of the ads. Consider paying for extra for a hosting service.
Also, you want to teach your kids HTML and CSS codes when building their own website. Starting with a “Hello World” HTML and CSS practice can help your kid learn the magic of web programming codes.
Decorate the New Website and Start a Blog
Once you have selected a hosting service for your chid’s website, you can start exploring the good stuff. You can start by choosing a website design. Most web host services offer pre-designed website templates they can choose and edit. You can also start from scratch with a blank website canvas.
Also, this is the part where you determine what pages you would add for your kid’s website, including the About Us page and the Blogs page. When adding a blog, make sure it’s simple enough for your kids to navigate once they start managing their website alone.
Ensure Your Kid’s Safety in the Online World
Of course, you can always guide your child in navigating the Internet, but be warned. There are a lot of content on the internet that are not kid-friendly. Your child might see an ad intended for an 18+ audience or NSFW websites while opening a web browser on a laptop. You can always instill in your child the ethics in surfing the web and let him understand the responsibility when using the internet.
If Unsure, Start Small
If you think your child could not easily grasp the idea of building a blog, introduce him to something simpler. Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr are the best social media sites in that they are easy to start with and come with content control the parents can set up. Again, cyberspace responsibility is an important ethic when guiding your kids online, so better check their posts from time to time until you are sure they know what they’re doing.
If you have read all the way here, congratulations! You can now start introducing your kid to the magical world of the internet and the World Wide Web.