Internet Safety

The Internet has many positive uses in our lives. We can Google just about anything, and find information on that topic. As parents, we must teach our children about proper use of the Internet. So much of what is available is harmful or untrue, and children can struggle to know the differences. We must be the guard rails for our children as they navigate Internet use, so that we are always doing our best to keep them safe. To do so, we must educate ourselves. Below are some resources to get you started.

Apple, Inc. (2018). How to use parental controls on your child’s iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Retrieved from https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201304

Be Web Smart. (2015). Parental control options for phones, computers and tablets – a comprehensive list. Retrieved from http://www.bewebsmart.com/parental-controls/comprehensive-list-phones-computers-tablets/

Common Sense Media. (2017). Privacy and internet safety. Retrieved from https://www.commonsensemedia.org/privacy-and-internet-safety/age/teens

Connect Safely (2018). The parent’s guide to Instagram. Retrieved from https://www.connectsafely.org/instagram/

Facebook.(2017). Parents portal. Retrieved from https://www.facebook.com/safety/parents

Family Online Safety Institute. (2018). 7 steps to good digital parenting. Retrieved from https://www.fosi.org/good-digital-parenting/seven-steps-good-digital-parenting/

Google Play Help. (2017). Sep up parental controls on Google Play. Retrieved from https://support.google.com/googleplay/answer/1075738

Internet Safety 101. (2018). Internet safety 101. Retrieved from https://internetsafety101.org/

Net Nanny. (2017). Two clicks away: How your kids learn about dangerous content online. Retrieved from https://www.netnanny.com/two-clicks-away/

New Jersey Real Time News. (2018). Predators use these 19 apps to lure minors. Retrieved from https://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2018/09/predators_use_these_19_apps_to_lure_minors_this_is.html