Teach Kids Internet Safety. Keeping Kids Safe; it’s a parent’s biggest responsibility.
Teach Kids internet Safety.
Here is excellent advice from Safe Florida on how to keep your kids safe on the internet. Safe Florida is from the office of Florida’s State Attorney General. According to the website, 77 million children use the internet, and of the children aged 10-17, 1 in 7 will be sexually solicited online. Scary, right. (graphic courtesy of ClassroomClipart).
Teach Kids internet Safety
Have that conversation with these important safety tips:
- Never give out identifying or personal information – home address, school name, telephone number, age, marital status, or financial information in chat rooms or bulletin boards;
- Don’t post photographs of your children on Web sites that are available to the public; I see these all the time on Facebook.
- Inquire about your Internet Service Provider’s (ISP’s) privacy policies and exercise your options for how your personal information may be used.
- If you have cause for concern about your children’s online activities, talk to them. Remember – how you respond will determine whether your children confide in you the next time they encounter a problem;
- Never allow your children to arrange a face-to-face meeting with someone they’ve “met” online unless they’ve received your permission;
- If you become aware of the transmission, use, or viewing of child pornography while online, immediately report this to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children’s CyberTiplineâ at 1-800-843-5678 or www.cybertipline.com;
- Instruct your children not to click on any links in email from persons they don’t know. Such links could lead to inappropriate Web sites;
- Remember that people online may not be whom they seem to be. Someone indicating that “she” is a “12-year old girl” could be a 40-year old male predator;
- Be careful about offers that involve personally coming to a meeting, having someone visit your house, or sending money or credit card information;
- Keep the computer in a family room instead of the child’s bedroom;
- Share an email account with your children to oversee their mail, and consider joining your children when they are in private chat areas;
- Utilize the filtering features built into the popular Internet browsers, and software programs that block areas known to be inappropriate for children.
- Know the lingo used by teenagers in chat rooms and email correspondence.
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Teach Kids Internet Safety. Nothing is more devastating than having a child hurt or assaulted, please take these tips seriously and implement them at home. Better to be safe than sorry.
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