The Internet is a powerful tool that informs, educates, and allows us to communicate. However, unmonitored Internet usage can present dangers to our children. Here are some tips for keeping your kids safe online.

  • For small children have quick links to "starter" websites (websites that are age-appropriate with little or no advertising).
  • Put a time limit on Internet sessions - habits get instilled early.
  • Invest in a Kid Web Browser which offer a selection of kid-friendly content, use a search filter, and provide a closed environment with no access to wider Internet. Think of a Kid Web Browser as training wheels for your little ones. One suggestion is KidZui, but be sure to shop around to find one that fits your needs.
  • Be sure to advise your children not to share personal information like name, address, phone number, etc.

These precautions can save your family from identity theft, predators, and exposure to unsuitable content.