Thursday, June 7, 2012

Internet Safety Month

June Is Internet Safety Month

For the most part, the Internet is a rewarding place for both kids and teens, but the potential risks to their privacy and personal safety are real. While surfing the Web, your children may stumble upon disturbing information or images, or they may innocently accept or share files that could expose your family to Internet thieves or computer viruses. They may encounter cyberbullies who try to embarrass or intimidate them. Even worse, your children may unknowingly communicate with child predators, who use the Internet to befriend vulnerable children by pretending to be another child or a trustworthy adult and then try to persuade them to meet in person.
Social networking sites are beginning to add additional safeguards for young users. Security software also offers some protection. But being aware of the risks and engaging with your children about safety are the most important things you can do to keep your family safer online.

See the links and resources below for information from and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP

Internet Safety Tips (Audio)Log On to Safety
How to Talk to Your Kids Using Technology
A Minute for Kids: Social Media and Your Child (Video)
AAP SafetyNetThe Internet and Your FamilySet the Rules for Internet Use

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