Tips for Keeping Kids Safe Online

Kids are turning to the internet for everything from hanging out with friends to shopping, which makes it harder for parents to keep track of their online activities. Fortunately, there are many options for controlling what your kids see on their computers, laptops, and mobile devices. If you aren’t already using one, start today and talk to your kids about it.

Online Safety: Everyday Tips

  • If your child has mobile internet access, it will be more difficult to monitor and control his or her internet use.
  • Content blockers and filters are great tools to use with younger kids. They allow you more control over where they go and what they do online. A content blocker blocks sites with explicit material or limits a child’s search to a predetermined set of sites. A content filter scans sites and images and blocks those that contain certain words, key phrases, or content.
  • Consider tracking software for older teenagers. This software enables you to see which sites your children have visited, tracking their path online. This tool gives young people more freedom to explore the Internet, but it also allows you to verify that they are using the internet responsibly. Let your teenagers know that you trust them, but that you will be periodically verifying that they are visiting appropriate sites online.
  • Even if you use content blockers, filters, and trackers, know that a lot of kids figure out ways to get around these, so it’s important to remain vigilant.
  • Remember that not all adult sites post an industry rating that can be identified by blocker, filter, or tracker software. That’s why it’s important to talk to your kids about what to do when something inappropriate or scary pops up.
  • Nothing can replace involvement and supervision by adults. Keep monitoring how your kids use the internet on a regular basis without getting into the role of internet traffic cop.
 

Comments

if your in twitter don’t tell any one your address password school or church
and don’t tell them your phone number too.

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i do beleive more parents should get involved in their child’s cyber life, its a big part of their life these days

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great article. enjoyed it.

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This has helped my kid soo much thanks

Good points! As technology has expanded, so have the pitfalls for kids. We can’t over emphasize the need for parental supervision here. Every time a new mousetrap comes along, a child will figure out how to get around it, simply out of curiosity. The net is a great tool, but it needs paental help for child use. Kids Home Safety.com.

i agree with the idea that parents can know what their child is doing in the internet

Relevant! Timely!

PLS CHILDREN SHOULD BE RE-SRICTED TO USING THE INTERNET

This has helped my kid soo much thanks

Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 2012-06-26 15:28.
Good points! As technology has expanded, so have the pitfalls for kids. We can’t over emphasize the need for parental supervision here. Every time a new mousetrap comes along, a child will figure out how to get around it, simply out of curiosity. The net is a great tool, but it needs paental help for child use. Kids Home Safety.com.

Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 2012-12-11 13:06.
i agree with the idea that parents can know what their child is doing in the inte

thank you

its very help ful for my childern thanks

childs are our future

it is a good for new parents to protect the children

really good

thank u for this

i do beleive more parents should get involved in their child’s cyber life, its a big part of their life these days

Good points! As technology has expanded, so have the pitfalls for kids. We can’t over emphasize the need for parental supervision here. Every time a new mousetrap comes along, a child will figure out how to get around it, simply out of curiosity. The net is a great tool, but it needs parental help for child use. Kids Home Safety.com.

internet can build your life so as destroy it. awarness is what
you need

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good

Kids should b saf frm it

very useful

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great and helpful website

really good gave my mum some advice thankyou

haha thanks for your help!!! not!

great share

Do not give away information to strangers

parents should keep doors locked at night so the kids don’t get hurt,taken or get bitten by a dog.

a load of rubish

it boring

Good points also I feel that it kept my child safe when she was sexually harassed by someone at her school :(

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i think they sould shut up

who is anonymous

oh dear :(

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useless

hate it it is bad info

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it is ok but i think there could be more added to it

Nice

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