Tag: kids

Virtual worlds are computer-simulated online “places” where people use avatars — graphic characters — to represent themselves. Many virtual worlds say they’re for adults only and try to verify that visitors are over...

Every day, kids and adults learn about online safety in their homes, schools, and communities. If you’re responsible for teaching others to be safe and secure online, we encourage you to use and share the resources on OnGuardOnline.gov....

Kids spend time online: chatting with friends, sharing photos, doing homework. The internet offers a world of opportunities, but there are risks, too. The best way to protect your kids online? Talk to them. Kids rely on their parents for important...

Your life is hectic. To keep up, you probably spend time online: sharing photos, updating your status, chatting with friends. As you enjoy the freedom of socializing on the go, remember there are things you can do to protect yourself, your family,...

One way to spread the word about protecting kids online is to give a group presentation. It might be a PTA meeting, a community forum, or a classroom discussion. You may want to schedule a meeting to talk about the importance of online safety...

For activities to help kids sharpen their critical thinking skills, be safer online and on-the-go, and better understand the ads they see around them, visit ftc.gov/livinglifeonline.

There are a number of ways you can spread the word about kids' online safety. Whether it's talking to your neighbors, sharing information on social networking sites or reaching people through the media, you can do a lot to raise awareness...

You text, you play games, you share photos and video. You update your status, you post comments, you might spend time in a virtual world.Being online — connected through some sort of device — is how you live your life. And as you spend...

There are lots of ways to be safe, and you've probably heard most of them: Look both ways before you cross the street. Don't take candy from strangers. Don't run with scissors. Versions of those warnings exist for your life online,...

As you talk to people online, remember that texting, IMing, or emailing really is no different than talking to someone in person. If you wouldn't say it to someone's face, it's not OK to type it. Politeness Counts Don...

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