Tag: 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...

Teaches kids how to protect themselves online with privacy settings and good online practices. To learn more, check out Kids and Computer Security.

The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule took effect more than a decade ago — a lifetime in tech years. That's why the FTC asked for feedback on whether developments in the online world warranted changes to the Rule. Based on...

Cyberbullying is bullying or harassment that happens online. It can happen in an email, a text message, a game, or on a social networking site. It might involve spreading rumors or images posted on someone's profile or passed around for others to...

What age is appropriate for a kid to have a mobile phone? That's something for you and your family to decide. Consider your child’s age, personality, and maturity, and your family's circumstances. Is your child responsible enough to follow rules...

The things kids post online could have an impact on people in the real world. To learn more, check out Kids and Socializing Online.

Any kid with a cell phone probably uses it to send and receive text messages and images. It's similar to using email or instant messaging and most of the same etiquette and safety rules apply. Texting Sexting Texting If your kids are texting,...

The security of your computer can affect the safety of your online experience — and your kids’. Talk to your kids about what they can do to help protect your computer and your family’s personal information. Teaching...

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