The Internet can be a wonderful resource for kids. They can use it to research school reports, communicate with teachers and other kids, and play interactive games. But that access can also pose hazards. That's why it's important to be aware of what your kids see and hear on the Internet, who they meet, and what they share about themselves online.
Just like any safety issue, it's wise to talk with your kids about your concerns, take advantage of resources to protect them, and keep a close eye on their activities at home.
What to Watch for:
* Your child quickly changes what is on the screen when you walk in the room.
* Your child stays up late at night talking to friends online.
* You notice links to sexually-explicit or inappropriate sites in the history section of the browser