Our children are very cyber savvy these days, and in their innocence, children are vulnerable to Internet villains. Parents play a vital role in educating their children on Internet safety habits. What resources have you found to share with your children to protect them from Internet scams and cyberbullying?
Some additional excellent resources are mentioned in several other discussions within the Verizon Thinkfinity Community. You may want to check out the following:
With each day, the Internet becomes increasingly popular in this digital age. How are you teaching your children good Internet netiquette and safety?
These websites are worth considering as resources for teaching Internet safety--
You can protect your child's reputation, privacy, and safety with Safety Web found at this link: Help Protect Your Child's Online Reputation From Damage | Safetyweb The site requires a monthly subscription fee, but in return you receive automated parental alerts for Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, and mobile phones. It allows you to monitor your child's cell phone calls and text messages.
I am interested in hearing from anyone who has used any of these websites to educate their children about using the Internet. What do you think of these resources? Are they helpful? Are there additional resources you need to help your child stay safe on the web?
Common Sense Media has published an informative article on Parents' Top 10 Cyberbullying Questions (October 2, 2013). Cyberbullying is a growing problem among teens and tweens. Check out the answers to the following questions:
Are there additional questions for parents to consider regarding cyberbullying? How do you handle this topic with your children?
Sneak Peek: Watch for a new group to appear in Thinkfinity groups around Thanksgiving. It will be named Digital Citizenship and be maintained by Common Sense Media. You are going to love this connection to one of our many expert partners.
Jane Brown, Thinkfinity Community Manager