Sign An Internet Safety Contract
Define the rules for being online. Create and discuss an Internet Safety Contract with your child and sign it with them.
Position The Computer In An Open Area
Keep the computer in a centralized location. You will know when your child is online.
Keep Personal Information Private
Help your children understand they should never give personal information or send personal materials on the Internet. This includes address, telephone numbers, names and locations of their school, their parent’s names or photographs.
Secret Online Names
Children should have genderneutral online names to protect their real name and identity. Report Suspicious Activity Tell your children to alert you when they come across anything that makes them feel uncomfortable. Children should never respond to messages or posts that are sexually obscene or threatening. Contact the Internet service provider to report any suspicious activity.
Beware Of Strangers
Remind children that not everyone online is who they say they are. It’s okay to be suspicious.
Say No To Meeting Offline
Kids should never, under any circumstances, agree to meet face-to-face with strangers they meet online.
Internet Filtering Software
Invest in Internet Filtering Software. This allows you to view where your child is going online, with whom they are talking, and what they are saying.