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09/10/2015

A Parent's Guide to Online Safety

  An estimated 95% of children 12 to 17 are online. The Internet can be a wonderful resource for kids. But that access can pose hazardous. It's wise to talk with your child about these concerns and keep a close eye on their activities.

Chat Room Caution

Chat rooms are virtual online rooms where chat takes place. These are set up according to interest and subject. Individuals can communicate with each other alone or in a group. Be aware of what chat rooms your child participates in and check them out for yourself. Internet Safety Laws A federal law, the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act or COPPA, was created to help protect children. The law was created to keep anyone from getting a child's personal information without a parent knowing and agreeing to it first. Even with this law, your child's best online protection is always going to be you. Talk to your child about online dangers and monitor your child's computer use. With your guidance, they will be able to surf the Internet safely.

Know the Warning Signs

  • Cyberbullying

  • Exposure to inappropriate material

  • Online predators

  • Revealing too much personal information

Talk with Your Child Regularly talk with your child about personal safety and potential hazards. They will encourages your child to exhibit responsible behavior on their own. Make an effort to be aware of the issues surrounding your children’s online lives. Protecting your child also means preparing them for the obstacles ahead. TheTutoring Center in Ocoee can help. Offering academic programs and one-to-one instruction customized specifically for your child, the Tutoring Center in Ocoee will prepare your child for a confident new school year. Call 407-614-5980 to schedule a free diagnostic assessment for your child today.

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