The iKeepSafe website has three easy steps for parents to help keep their children safe online:
- KEEP CURRENT with the technology your child uses. You don’t have to be an expert, but a little understanding goes a long way towards keeping your child safe online.
- KEEP COMMUNICATING with your child about everything they experience on the Internet. Know their lingo, and ask when you don’t understand something. Work to keep the lines of communication open.
- KEEP CHECKING your child’s Internet activity. Know where they go online. Let them know that you’ll keep checking because you want them to understand that the Internet is a public forum and never truly private. Everything they do online contributes to their digital reputation. Help them develop an online reputation that is an asset rather than a liability.
Great advice from the US non-profit alliance organisation.