Technology is great. After all, those smart phones are more like computers and they’re helping kids with their education, career, and social life. However, they also come with some risks. Talk with your kids about ways to be safe using their new devices while avoiding online threats such as:
Strangers—someone who doesn’t really know your child, but begins an online relationship
Friends—the Internet allows cyber bullies to remain anonymous while posting harassing messages or hijacking your child’s online identity
Themselves—anything posted on the web stays up forever; embarrassing or illegal posts can be seen by potential colleges and hiring professionals, possibly limiting future opportunities
Get more details about how to protect your kids when they’re online.