Online Privacy Recommendations for Your Children

A child’s online reputation begins as soon as a full name or photo is posted on the Internet. Parents active in social media and blogging may wonder what information is appropriate and safe to share as they discuss and post stories about their children. It’s also important for parents to help children learn how to keep their own personal information private. Reputation.com, suggests the following:

For Elementary School Kids:
NEVER SHARE

  • Age/birthdate
  • Full Name
  • Address
  • Phone Number
  • Name of School
  • Password Information
  • Images (with possible exception depending on parental involvement)

For Middle School Kids:
NEVER SHARE

  • Age/birthdate
  • Full Name
  • Address
  • Phone Number
  • Name of School
  • Password Information (even to friends)
  • Most Images (At this age, kids get into social networking and will be sharing images via cell phones and digital cameras. Parents should focus on limiting the images their children share online and teaching principles of privacy & propriety.)

For High School Kids:
NEVER SHARE

  • Birthdate
  • Address
  • Phone Number
  • Password Information (even to friends)
  • Offensive or Sexually Suggestive Messages or Images

The information your child should keep private doesn’t deviate much over the course of growing up. Personally identifiable information such as birthdates, home addresses, phone numbers, and excessive pictures should always be avoided.

At an early age, it is important to establish the difference between personal information and public information with your child.

By the time children are in high school, they should be keeping most of their personal information private, but they should also be encouraged to use the Internet in helpful ways. A strong, positive online reputation can be an incredibly constructive force in a community, and it can attract college admissions officers & potential job recruiters.

INTERNET SAFETY TIPS

Online Shopping & Banking
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Avoiding Internet Crooks
Bank Online Safely
Benefits of E-books
Identity Theft Rights
Identity Theft Tax Scams
Online Auction Sites
Online Classifieds - Buying
Online Classifieds - Selling
Secure Social Engineering
Digital Family Life
Addictions and ADHD
Betrayal Online
Child Online Privacy
Children & Anorexia
Children & Inappropriate YouTube Videos
Children and Internet Advertising
Children's Photos Online
Cyberbullying Tips
Dating Online Safely
Digital Dating
Digital Literacy
Family Time
Healthy Digital Family Life
High Risk Behaviors
Impact On Children
Internet Gambling
Internet Pornography
Kids & Online Gaming
Kids Posting on YouTube
Kids’ Mobile Apps
Make Money Websites
Online Gaming & Children
Online Quizzes & Surveys
Oversharing Information Online
Protecting from Predators
Read the Fine Print
Respect Online
Risky Behavior
Safe Online Photo Sharing
Safety & Social Networks
Social Networking and Friction
Teaching Privacy
Teen Asking for Validation?
Too Much Time Online
Video Games
PC Security
Argument with a troll
Block Pornography
Bots, Botnets And Zombies
Coupon Safety
Safe Linking & Attachments
Safe URLs
Search & Collected Info
Search vs Research
Secure Websites
What is Antivirus?
What is Phishing?
Getting Started
Beginners Tips
Email Hacking
Identify Theft
Malicious Software
Organize Net News
Sending Email
Strong Passwords
Technology Overload
Cyberbullying & Online Predators
Bullying
Cyberbullied
Cyberbullying Help
Cyberincident Response
Family Blogging
Harassed Online
Online Predators
Online Safety
Recognize a Cyberbully
Report Cyberbullying to Police
Report Cyberbullying to Schools
Safety: Pornography
Mobile Security
Cell Phone & Driving
Cell Phone Theft
Mobile Law Enforcement
Mobile Protection
Mobile Sexting
Parents & Cell Phones
Sexting
Tweets Archived
Ethics & Legal
Cheating & Technology
Cite Sources and Avoid Plagiarism
Download Music & Videos
Ethics
Facebook Passwords
Internet Addiction
Internet Content Copyrights
Kids & Impersonation
Netiquette
Online Impersonation
Societal Digital Piracy Costs
Managing your Online Reputation
Online Reputation
Protect Your Online Content
Protecting Privacy on Google
Teens & Reputation