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Are you aware of “Acronyms parents should know?”
Place the computer in a central location in the home. (Kitchen, family room; even if it is a lap top)
Have a computer contract with your children. For specific topics to cover see www.netsmartz.org. or wiredsafety.org
Remind children (of all ages), not to share personal information on the computer including obvious information such as their name and telephone number, as well as revealing information such as the name of their school or sports team.
Talk to your children, tweens and teens, about what to do if they come across information, material, or pictures which are inappropriate or make them uncomfortable. (Tell them directly that you want them to come to you with this information.)
Remind children they should not send pictures of themselves without checking first with their parents.
Remind children (of all ages) not to share Internet passwords with anyone (this applies to our youngest Internet users on Webkinz!).
Discuss with your children issues of cyber bullying – if they receive derogatory information aimed at them personally or towards someone else, they should NOT forward this information and must share the information with a trusted adult.
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Parents, do you know?