May 2018Vol. 19, No. 4Keeping Kids Safe in Cyber Space
With the proliferation of technology available today, it can be challenging for parents to decide which forms of technology are appropriate for their kids and teens. It can also be difficult to find a balance between being protective (e.g., monitoring their child's internet use) and letting them use online tools to stay connected and socialize with their friends. SafeHome and the Safety, Health, and Consumer Council created a webpage—Keeping Kids Safe in Cyberspace—that highlights several tips for parents to keep their child or teen safe in the digital age.
Some of the tips include the following:
- Be proactive
- Set clear boundaries
- Educate them early about privacy
- Stay involved
- Know and enforce age-appropriate online experiences
- Be a good role model
- Inform your child about the importance of privacy
Each tip section highlights what a parent should know and gives actionable steps they can take to make sure their child stays safe while they enjoy online activities. This resource also lists additional cyber safety resources for people of all ages.
This resource is available at https://www.safehome.org/resources/kid-safety-digital-age/.