A special in the Miami Herald last month discusses internet safety for children well as some of the issues surrounding kids and technology. The article gives advice for parents on related subjects including monitoring teens’ online activity, educating themselves on new technology and social media platforms, and teaching kids to protect their personal information online.
A list of internet safety tips from the National Children’s Advocacy Center was also included:
▪ Don’t share photos that reveal personal information like a T-shirt with the name of your school or team. Never post any personal background.
▪ Don’t meet anyone you first “met” on the Internet. If someone asks to meet you, tell your parents or guardian right away.
▪ Don’t download or install software or anything on your computer or cellphone before checking with your parents or guardian.
▪ Never respond to mean or rude texts, messages and emails. Delete any unwanted messages.
▪ Never share your password with anyone, including your best friend. The only people who should know your password are your parents or guardian.
To read the special at the Miami Herald, click here!