Internet Safety for Kids and Teens

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Parents, we know that it can be nerve wracking letting your kids and teens on the internet. By letting your kids in on some basic safety tips it can go a long way in giving you peace of mind as your kids navigate the internet. With the ¬†internet being a great resource for finding information, doing school work and general use it is important that your kids and teens have this available, however, it’s important to be aware of potential dangers. Kids should definitely go over these and/or parents should be passing this along….

Here are some tips specifically for kids and teens to remember when surfing the net…

  • Do not give out personal information without your parent’s permission(address, phone number,etc..)
  • Have a conversation with your parents before you post pictures of yourself or others online
  • Do not share your passwords with anyone(even your best friend) other than your parents
  • Make sure to not go onto any chat rooms
  • Let your parents know if you receive any messages or come across any content you are not comfortable with. Don’t talk to strangers
  • Don’t agree to meet anyone in person that you have met online
  • Do not download or install anything without your parents’ permission
  • Use privacy settings on any social media sites

 

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