Internet Tips for Parents

Tip #1

Take the trip together. Take the time to see what your kids are doing online and what their interests are.

Tip #2

Teach kids never to give out their personal information to people they meet online especially in public places like chat rooms and bulletin boards.

Tip #3

Instruct your child never to plan a face-to-face meeting alone with online acquaintances.

Tip #4

Tell your child not to respond when they receive offensive or dangerous email, chat, or other communications.

Tip #5

Establish clear ground rules for Internet use for your kids. Decide whether or not to use parental control tools or protective software.

Tip #6

Place your computer in the family room or another open area of your home. Or use the computer together at a library, school, or community center.