Dont let kids 2 and under play with computer stuff
Kids 3 to 5 start to understand stuff on the internet
Help kids 6 to 9 understand how to get on safe websites
Use a long, unique password to keep your child safe
If a criminal gets your password then get a different password and call the police
Dont communicate with strangers in person. Tell an adult if a stranger contacts you.
Cyber Bullying Cyber bullying is the use of technology to harass, threaten, embarrass, or target another person
Here are just a few signs of cyber bullying Signs of emotional distress during or after using the internet Withdrawal from friends and activities Avoidance of school or group gatherings Slipping grades and acting out in anger at home Changes in mood, behavior, sleep, or appetite
How Parents Can Help If you discover that your child is being cyber bullied, be sure to discuss how it feels. Offer assurance that its not your childs fault. Talking to teachers or school administrators also may help.
Block The BULLY Most devices have settings that allow you to electronically block emails, IMS, or text messages from specific people.
Limit Access To Technology Keep the computer in a public place in the house (for example: no laptops in childrens bedrooms) Limit the use of cell phones and games.
Social Networking Children should be 13 years or older in order to have a Facebook account. 7.5 million kids younger than 13 are using Facebook, including more than 5 million who are 10 and under. Facebook doesnt allow kids under 13 because of the Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act. This was written in 1998 to protect kids from revealing information to be used for marketing purposes and to reduce their risk of being exploited.
Know Your Kids On Line World Check their postings and the sites kids visit. Be aware of how they spend their time online. Talk to them about the importance of privacy. Encourage them to safeguard passwords.
The End Remember all information came from www.kidshealth.org