Tag: kids

If you have a smartphone or tablet computer, you probably use apps. And chances are your kids do, too.  Easy to download and often free, apps are quickly becoming an everyday part of kids’ lives. While this new media provides...

If you’ve come to OnGuardOnline.gov looking for the Stop.Think.Connect. Toolkit, look no further than the Net Cetera Community Outreach Toolkit. That’s right: It’s one toolkit with two names, which might seem strange, but there...

Kids have busy lives. To keep up, they may begin spending time online: creating profiles, sharing photos, chatting with friends. The freedom to socialize on the go is great, but there are some risks, too. It can be easy for kids to over-share or...

For years, the Pew Internet and American Life Project has been doing high-quality research on the online experience. Now, in Pew’s most recent study, “Teens, Kindness and Cruelty on Social Network Sites,” researcher Amanda...

In October 2009, the Federal Trade Commission and OnGuardOnline.gov released the first edition of Net Cetera: Chatting with Kids About Being Online, a guide to help parents and other adults talk to kids about being safe, secure, and responsible...

The Federal Trade Commission today told a House Subcommittee that it is committed to protecting children online, and that the agency recently proposed changes to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection (COPPA) Rule to make sure the Rule keeps...

Covers what parents need to know, where to go for more information, and issues to raise with kids about living their lives online. To learn more, check out Talk to Your Kids.

When your kids begin socializing online, you may want to talk to them about certain risks: Inappropriate conduct: The online world can feel anonymous. Kids sometimes forget that they are still accountable for their actions. Inappropriate...

Before kids post online, download a game or program, or buy something, they should take a second to stop and think before they click. To learn more, check out Kids and Socializing Online.

Social networking sites, chat rooms, virtual worlds, and blogs are how teens and tweens socialize online; it's important to help your child learn how to navigate these spaces safely. Among the pitfalls that come with online socializing are sharing...

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