May 17 Is National Cyber Safety Awareness Day
Parents must be vigilant in watching what their kids consume online. Make sure your child isn’t stumbling across questionable photos, traumatic news, and any other content that are more suitable for mature audiences. GoGoNews.com is a new site dedicated to providing and sharing kid-friendly news while Net Cetera is a goverment-funded resource (online and print) that can help parents understand the changing internet landscape.
Visit Kidzui.com to download a free web browser designed just for kids that filters out adult content or try out United Parents Protection Service, a free software that will help parents monitor their children’s internet usage.
Also, keeping an eye on your kids may help you spot any potential signs of cyberbullying, a growing trend of online bullying. My Mobile Watchdog is an app that can help prevent cyberbullying from escalating.
Other resources from Parents.com to protect your kids:
- Teach Kids How to Use the Web Wisely
- Is Technology Good for Little Kids?
- Internet Safety Tips for Kids
- Understanding Teens in Their High-Tech World
- 18 Tips to Stop Cyberbullying