Protect Kids Online

Kids have lots of opportunities for socializing online, but they come with certain risks. Parents can help reduce these risks by talking to kids about making safe, responsible decisions.

Kids and Socializing Online

Have you and your kids talked about social networking yet? Here are some conversation starters.

Cyberbullying

Here's how to prevent or stop cyberbullying through conversations.

Kids, Parents, and Video Games

Information for parents about video game ratings and parental controls

Kids and Mobile Phones

Do your kids use a mobile phone? A little guidance can go a long way.

Talk to Your Kids

Tips for chatting with kids about being online

Child Identity Theft

Warning signs that someone may have misused your child’s personal information and what you can do about it

Parental Controls

Read about parental control options for those who want to monitor or limit their kids’ online activity.

Kids: Texting and Sexting

Texting is a way of life. Here are some tips for talking to your kids about texting.

Teens

Tips for talking to teens about being online

Tweens

Tips for talking to tweens about being online

Kids and Computer Security

Tips for talking to kids about computer security practices, phishing, P2P file-sharing and apps

Young Kids

Tips for talking to young kids about being online

Kids and Virtual Worlds

Tips for parents whose kids may be accessing online worlds intended for adults

Protecting Your Child’s Privacy Online

Here’s information about parents’ rights under the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA).