Stay Safe

5 Ways to Keep Safer with Technology

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1) Talk About It
Keep an open line of communication between you, your spouse and your child. Having a good relationship is one of the best ways to help your child be safe. Also,

2) Implement Safety Tools
You can create a safer online environment for your children with software that filters content and monitors traffic through computers, online games, cell phones and other devices.

3) Avoid Isolation
One of the simplest yet most effective ways to keep children safe online is to keep computers in a central location where others can see the screen. Avoid locating a web-enabled computer in a bedroom or other private space.

4) Guard Personal Information
Be sure everyone in your family understands what constitutes personal information and when it is and isn't okay to share it. Even a little information here and there can be put together to create a revealing profile. Also,

5) Don't respond to online threats: save evidence & report
If you or your child encounters something mean, pornographic or otherwise inappropriate in an email, text message or website, resist the urge to lash back or delete it. Instead, save a copy and show it to the authorities. See Get Help for information on reporting cyberattacks.

Learn More About These Risks

The Internet is filled with great opportunities for learning and socializing. Unfortunately, it also can make it easy for the wrong people and information to find its way to minor children. Explore these links to learn more about staying safe online:

Chat Rooms Cell Phones Computer Virus
Copyright Infringement Cyberbullying Email
Instant Messaging Internet Fraud Online Gaming
Online Predator Peer-to-Peer File Sharing Phishing
Pop-up Ads Pornography Profanity
Sexual Exploitation Sexting Social Networking Sites
Spam Spyware Text Messaging
Video Sharing Web Blogs Web Cam

NetSafe Pledges

Help children stay safe online with age-appropriate reminders of NetSafe behavior.

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