School will be starting soon and many of you emailed me regarding the social network sites that your kids will be using this year. Nowadays it’s not just the computer at home but also their smartphones. You need to consider blocking your kids’ phones from some of these sites. Check with your telephone carrier to see what programs they have to offer in protecting kids.
Below is information provided by the National Crime Prevention Council.
Facebook and Twitter are some of the top social networking websites that have become an online craze for teens and for many adults. You’ve probably also heard some stories about how pedophiles are surfing these pages for their next targets, or how teens are having their identities stolen after posting too much information online.
As a parent, you can teach your children how to safely use social networking websites.
Below are some ways that you can protect your children and their personal information online.
Keep those computers where you can see them when you are home. Ask questions if you see something on the screen you are not comfortable with and remember: You are the parent.
For more information visit: www.ncpc.org or call our office and we will be happy to send you brochures.