The importance of talking about internet dangers
If your child received a new electronic device this holiday season, it’s important to remind them about staying safe when going online. Safekids.com recommends establishing rules children must follow to be granted internet access.
Those rules should include not giving out personal information such as name and address, telling a parent about anything they see online that makes them uncomfortable and never arranging a get-together with an online friend. Find the complete list at safekids.com/kids-rules-for-online-safety.
Scholastic offers guidelines directed at tween and teens at scholastic.com/parents/resources/article/your-child-technology/5-internet-safety-tips-tweens-and-teens.
If the thought of initiating a conversation about online dangers makes you nervous, check out this article from the Child Development Institute. It explains why it’s important and offers tips on how to get started.