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Keeping Kids Safe Online with their New Devices

January 8, 2020

Keeping Kids Safe Online with their New Devices

With Christmas over and new gifts to play with, some children are now surfing the web with new phones, computers, and tablets. And while the internet can be a great resource for entertainment and education, there’s some safety risks that come along with using it, particularly for younger people.

Children are at risk of coming into contact with predators or even financial scammers. Kids may be using devices with access to a parent’s financial information like a debit card or bank account.

The most basic thing parents can do to protect their children is to keep passwords secret. Children should have passwords made for them by adults, and parents should regularly update them. Security is a top priority.

With today’s gaming systems, kids can be online talking to people from across the world. They should be taught not to talk to strangers. You don’t know what strangers are up to or what they’re trying to get your child to do.

Make sure your kids are taught not to give out personal information, phone number, address, date of birth, or anything.

Some parents might have their kids sign a behavioral contract to make sure they’re not breaking rules online. Breaking the contract can result in suspension from devices.

Parents can also get apps to track what their kids are looking at or doing online. It’s almost like doing a little detective work to maintain safety for children online.

Another risk children face online is running into bullies. Employ the golden rule. If your children can’t say something nice, they shouldn’t say anything at all.

If parents hear their children getting into a fight with someone on an online game, they might consider taking control of the console and turning the game off.

A little close monitoring of your kid’s online activity can go a long way in keeping them safe.

For more information about internet safety and additional safety tips on Car Seat safety, please watch the video below.

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