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Online Safety: Basics for Parents

You Don’t Have to be a Computer Expert to Keep Your Child Safe Online

As parents, we want our children to be safe and responsible while using technology. We will have succeeded when each child can recognize and minimize the three main risks associated with all connected technology (i.e., iPods, instant messaging, chat, computer games, game consoles, cell phones, text messaging, webcams).

Three Main Risks Associated with all Connected Technology

Keep Current, Keep Communicating, Keep Checking

Once children understand the core risks, these three simple guidelines will help parents provide a safe and healthy experience online.