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If you're concerned about what your kids — especially elementary school kids — see when they surf the internet, there are tools to consider using. Keep in mind that while parental controls work well for young children, teens who've been online for...

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Tweens (kids ages 8 to12) begin exploring more on their own. They need to feel "independent," but not alone. It's important to be with them — or at least nearby — when they're online. Consider keeping the computer in...

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...

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