Take25 Campaign offers Internet safety tips for kids
With the school year ending, parents are encouraged to speak with their children about safe Internet practices.
According to the press release, the key to successfully monitoring children's Internet activities is encouraging open dialogue. Parents are suggested to make sure their children know they can talk about anything or anyone online that makes them feel uncomfortable or threatened. Children should also feel open to discuss what websites they like to visit and show parents those websites.
Limits should also be set on Internet usage, with a list of safe sites children can visit. Children should also know what information is not okay to share online, and tell parents if anyone online ever asks for that information. All Internet and computer rules should be visibly posted next to the computer.
Internet-capable electronics, such as computers, smart phones or gaming devices should be kept in a family room for easy monitoring. Parents should also discuss rules about Internet usage at friend's homes, libraries and other places.
For more resources and tips on how to have an Internet safety conversation, visit www.take25.org.
Created by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, the Take25 Campaign encourages parents to have a 25-minute conversation with their children to promote child safety both on- and offline.
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