November 2018Vol. 19, No. 9Guide for Protecting Your Child on the Internet
Technology is rapidly changing, and children and youth are getting internet-capable devices (such as tablets and smartphones) earlier and earlier. VPN Mentor has created The Ultimate Parent Guide for Protecting Your Child on the Internet to help parents navigate online through eight areas:
- Mobile phones and apps
- Streaming content and smart TVs
- Gaming consoles and online games
- Social media
- Privacy and information security
- Viewing inappropriate content online
- Online predators
In each section, the guide walks parents through each technology area, defining what it is and common benefits and concerns. It also offers sample rules and precautions parents can take as well as resources and tools to help parents keep their children safe online, such as links to tracking apps and ad blockers. The guide emphasizes establishing open communications with children as the best way to keep them safe on the internet.
The guide is available at https://www.vpnmentor.com/blog/the-ultimate-parent-guide-for-child-internet/.