The best way to protect your kids online? Talk to them!


Chatting With Kids About Being Online (Net Cetera)


WHERE TO BEGIN

  • Start Early

  • Create an honest open environment

  • Initiate conversation

  • Communicate your values

  • Be patient


SOCIALIZING and COMMUNICATION ONLINE

  • Remind your kids that online actions can reverberate

  • Explain to your kids why it's a good idea to post only information that they are comfortable with others seeing

  • Talk to your teens about avoiding sex talk online and sending or forwarding sexually explicit photos or videos

  • Tell your kids not to impersonate someone else

  • Create a safe screen name

  • Help your kids understand information should stay private