When children first start exploring the Internet, most parents are concerned about “stranger danger” — the chance children will meet a dangerous adult. While parents do have to be aware of online strangers, and teach children how to avoid them, keeping children safe online is a lot more than watching out for strangers.
Teaching Internet safety includes reminding your children not to give out private information online and to behave responsibly and respectfully toward others. Being responsible about online life also means limiting the amount of time children spend online and teaching them to balance online activities with other activities. Start by visiting the sites your children enjoy. Ask them to show you what they like and why.
The following websites offer tips and guidance for keeping your child safe online: