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.
Microsoft Child Online Safety Initiatives
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.
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.
cyberbullying prevention tips (netsmartz.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)
PARENT CONTROL SOFTWARE
HELPING YOUR CHILD DEAL WITH INTERNET ADDICTION
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.