18 June 2017
With school officially out of session, more kids are on social media and the web. Online predators can use this time to find their next victim. It’s important to not only worry about who approaches your children on the street, outside of your home- but now, online. Here are some tips to keeping your children safe when using technology (always) and in the summer. 1. Limit time online sessions and use of mobile devices 2. Be sure not to give out personal information 3. Play particular games geared towards the appropriate age groups 4. Encourage more reading and off-technology activities 5. Don’t allow children to internet chat with someone they don’t know 6. Have all-access to children’s social media accounts 7. Make sure children don’t share passwords with anyone but a parent or guardian 8. Monitor photos that are being uploaded Check out the Attorney General’s internet safety webcast on August 2. Also, check out this site: https://safesmartsocial.com/ for information for parents, teachers, and students for guidelines in cyber security.