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Teaching Kids About Internet Safety
Teaching kids about internet safety
The internet can be a wonderful place to learn, shop, play games, talk to your friends, and more. Unfortunately, there are also predators, identity thieves, and other people online who may try to harm you. In order to be safe online, it's important for you and your kids to be aware of the dangers.
Many kids are confident that they know how to be safe online. However, there are a couple of reasons why kids are often more at risk. The first reason is that they may not always think about the consequences of their actions, which can cause them to share too much information about themselves. The second reason is that kids are sometimes specifically targeted by cyberbullies or predators.
If you're a parent or guardian, you can help to keep your kids safe by talking to them about their internet use, teaching them about online dangers, and learning everything you can about the internet so that you can make informed decisions.
About This Tutorial
This tutorial is designed for any parent or guardian who wants to learn how to keep their kids safe online. You may want to review our Internet Safety tutorial first, so that you'll have a basic understanding of online safety. Throughout this tutorial, we'll link to other resources that you can use if you want more information. We'll also link to some activities, videos, and other resources that are geared toward kids and teens. You may want to show these resources to your kids or even work through them together.
If you want to learn the basics of using the internet, you can also check out our Internet 101, Email 101, and Beyond Email tutorials.