Internet Safety for Parents

The Internet allows us to access a vast amount of information and even contact old high school friends, all within seconds. But the Internet can be a dangerous place, especially for teens who use common social networks such as YouTube and Facebook. These web sites aren’t necessarily bad, but if left unmonitored, your child could be lured by predators and negative behavior influences.  Let’s face it, you never know who is on the other end of the screen or what their motivations may be.  Additionally, there have been local arrests that only reinforce the importance of Internet Safety, and visiting this site is the first step in protecting your child.  There are plenty of ways you can ensure your child’s safety and the Coral Springs Police Department is here to help.

Knowledge is Power!  See listed links provided by Netsmartz.org to help keep your children safe online: 

Parents, are you guilty of not using these safety tips?  Check out the tip sheets below to help guide your decisions.  Remember, your child’s internet use IS your responsibility.

Cyberbullying Unplugged

Social Networking Tips for Parents

Online Gaming for Parents

Smartphone safety

Sexting

Protecting.childrens.privacy.online

For more information and materials on Internet Safety, please visit the following recommended web-sites:

Netsmartz: http://www.netsmartz.org/Parents 

Disney’s Club Penguin: http://www.clubpenguin.com/safety 

 

By taking an active role in your child’s Internet activities, you’ll be ensuring that he or she can benefit from the wealth of valuable information the Internet has to offer, without being exposed to any potential dangers.

 

 

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