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Internet Safety: What Parents Need to Know

girl internetThe Internet can be a wonderful resource for kids. They can use it to research school reports, communicate with teachers and other kids, and play interactive games. Kids who are old enough to swipe a screen can have access to the world. But that access can also pose hazards.

That’s why it’s important to be aware of what your kids see and hear on the Internet, who they meet, and what they share about themselves online.

As with any safety issue, it’s wise to talk with your kids about your concerns, take advantage of resources to protect them, and keep a close eye on their activities.

Read the KidsHealth article on Internet Safety to learn about Internet safety laws, online protection tools, warning signs that a child is being targeted by an online predator, and  how you can take an active role in protecting your child on the Internet.

KidsHealth is part of the Nemours Center for Children’s Health Media.  The Nemours Foundation is a nonprofit organization created by philanthropist Alfred I. duPont in 1936 and devoted to improving the health of children.

Clinical Services Coordinators can arrange a free 30 minute Care Consultation so you can explore options with an expert. We invite you to call or email our Clinical Services Coordinators at 650.688.3625 or careteam@chconline.org to set up an initial Parent Consultation appointment.

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