We all love gifts.
”O you who have believed, protect yourselves and your families from a Fire whose fuel is people and stones, over which are [appointed] angels, harsh and severe; they do not disobey Allah in what He commands them but do what they are commanded.” (Quran, At-Tahrim, 66:6)
It is your duty to infuse your children with consciousness of Allah . Along with that is having correct understanding of the true purpose of their existence. Just as with the example of Luqman the wise in the Quran, when he directed his son to Tawheed, saying ‘”O my son…!” (Quran, Luqman 31:13-39)
And similarly in a hadith found among the 40 hadiths of an-Nawawi;
One day I was behind the Prophet [riding on the same mount] and he said, “O young man, I shall teach you some words [of advice]: Be mindful of Allah and Allah will protect you. Be mindful of Allah and you will find Him in front of you. If you ask, then ask Allah [alone]; and if you seek help, then seek help from Allah [alone]. And know that if the nation were to gather together to benefit you with anything, they would not benefit you except with what Allah had already prescribed for you. And if they were to gather together to harm you with anything, they would not harm you except with what Allah had already prescribed against you. The pens have been lifted and the pages have dried.” 1
“Every one of you is a shepherd and is responsible for his flock. The leader of people is a guardian and is responsible for his subjects. A man is the guardian of his family and he is responsible for them. A woman is the guardian of her husband’s home and his children and she is responsible for them. The servant of a man is a guardian of the property of his master and he is responsible for it. Surely, every one of you is a shepherd and responsible for his flock.” 2
”The religion is Naseehah (sincere advice).” The people asked, ”To whom?” The Prophet replied: ”To Allah and to His Book and to His Messenger and to the leaders of the Muslims and the common folk (all the Muslims).” 3
Support your child(ren) by having constant heart-to-heart conversations about how to be safe, smart and responsible online; and also to engage in fair, positive and responsible use of all technologies. Your sincere reminders will serve as guide and advise for when you are not physically with them.
I asked the Messenger of Allah : “Who is the most excellent among the Muslims?” He said, “One from whose tongue and hands the other Muslims are secure.” 4