The best way to protect your kids online? Talk to them. While kids value the opinions of their peers, most tend to rely on their parents for help on the issues that matter most.
Here are some resources to help you get started. We hope you’ll share these with other parents in your community.
Net Cetera: Chatting with Kids About Being Online
What parents need to know, and issues to raise with kids about living their lives online.
Free Publications from the FTC
You don’t have to be a tech expert to talk to your kids about online safety. Whether kids are using a smartphone, a laptop, or a tablet, the conversation is about your expectations when they’re online. The Net Cetera guide offers practical tips about issues including social networking, mobile devices, computer security, sexting, and cyberbullying.
Protecting Kids Online
Talk to your kids about what they can do to help protect your computer and your family’s personal information.
Have you and your kids talked about social networking yet? Here are some conversation starters.
Parental Controls & Rights
Information about parents’ rights under the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)
Information for parents about video game ratings and parental controls.