Threats to children’s internet safety include invasions of privacy, cyberbullying, sexting and harassment. Options to protect your children include parental controls, apps and tracking software. But the most effective way to keep your kids safe is to talk with them about online risks, how to avoid them and how they can come to you when something goes wrong.
ConsumerNotice.org has published a helpful article for parents to make them aware of online risks and to help them understand how to help their children and teens avoid them.
Parents are the best suited to monitor kids’ online activity. They are also the most trusted adults most kids will turn to if they experience online dangers. Understanding what your children or teens do online is vital to protecting them from digital threats.
Read the article “Internet Safety for Kids” to learn about the following:
- How Kids Get Online
- Explaining Online Risks to Kids
- How to Set Rules
- Steps Parents Can Take
- Tech to Protect Your Kids
- Kids and Smartphones
- Teens and Social Media
- Cyberbullying Prevention
- Online Gaming
- Reporting Online Dangers