An Introduction To Internet Safety For Kids

The Internet is filled with educational opportunities, research material, interactive games and ways for your children to communicate with friends and teachers. The Web is also filled with material that may be harmful. Educate your children with an introduction to Internet safety, so they understand the pros and cons of this resource and your family’s rules about its use.

Laws Protecting Kids on the Internet

Many federal laws exist to protect children, including the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). This law requires websites to explain privacy policies on their site and to get parental consent before collecting a child’s personal information. However, laws can only do so much. As a parent, you are the best line of defense.

Tips for Getting Involved in Internet Safety

Parents who are computer-literate will be better able to protect their children online.