Kids today are growing up online. Studies show that almost every school child has been online, and three-quarters of . . .
Kids today are growing up online. Studies show that almost every school child has been online, and three-quarters of young people can access the Internet from their homes, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation.
Kids go online to research and complete school assignments and to learn about topics that interest them. They also go online to chat with friends, play games, download music, keep a journal or Web blog, create websites, shop, and more. It may seem like kids are pretty savvy Web users, and many parents think that their children are better computer users than they are. But that doesn’t mean that kids understand the dangers they could encounter on the Internet or how to avoid them.
The good news is that parents can help.
- Start by listening to what McGruff has to say about dangers on the Internet in the radio spots below.
- Print out the Internet safety posters below and hang them by your family’s computer so that no one forgets the rules.
- Have your children sign McGruff’s Internet Safety Pledge (PDF).
- Finally, learn more about the dangers of Internet crimes, what you can do to prevent them, and what your kids need to know.
Remember, you can be your kids’ safety net on the Internet!
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