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FOR PARENTS

Children often have a sense of anonymity and safety when they are sitting behind a computer. A child's natural curiosity and innocence can quickly lead and entangle them in the wrong places on the Internet.

You must play an active role in protecting your children from online threats. These resources are designed specifically for you—take a look, get educated, and be active! As parents, we all protect our children from physical threats.... However, we must be proactive and help our children learn how to avoid cyber risks as well.

Resources:

Microsoft Child Online Safety Initiatives

getnetwise

staysafeonline

onguardonline (contains lots of short, useful videos!)

FOR PARENTS OF TEENS

Before you buy your teen a new tablet or smartphone, read this free eBook: One Parent to Another: Managing Technology and Your Teen.

CYBERBULLYING

Has your child been a victim of cyber bullying? Would you know? Here's the Top Ten Tips for Parents for a safe and Secure Online experience from security organizations, (ISC)2.

Other resources:

stopbullying.gov
cyberbullying prevention tips (netsmartz.org)
Stopcyberbullying.org
Beware of the Cyber Bully (isafe.org)
A Parent's Guide to Facebook
Parenting Online (WiredKids.org)
Parent's Guide to Internet Safety (FBI)
Keeping Children Safe Online (US-CERT)
Internet Safety (Idaho Office of Attorney General)

wiredsafety

PARENT CONTROL SOFTWARE

Monitoring Software Reviews
Net Nanny
Parental Control Bar

HELPING YOUR CHILD DEAL WITH INTERNET ADDICTION

ProjectKnow.com

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Top 3 Ways to Protect Your Children Online

  • Keep Internet-connected computers in an open area. Be engaged and supervise your children's online activities.
  • Warn your kids about the dangers of conversing with strangers online. Remind them to be cautious and to always tell you if a stranger wants to meet them.
  • Teach your kids about personal privacy. Instruct them to never give out information about themselves or their family.