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How To Keep Kids Safe Online

How To Keep Kids Safe Online

As a parent in the digital world, there can be a lot of challenges. We are trying to navigate this new world that our children are in and we are supposed to know more than they do right?! Sometimes that is not the case and our kids have outsmarted us. So how do we meet our kids in the middle?

Keeping kids safe online is an important subject that is not discussed very often among parents. We wanted to give you some tips that you can share with other parents

 

  • The first one is simple– Talk you your kids (especially if they are older) about their habits online. How to create strong passwords, not talking to strangers, etc.
  • Teach them new skills– Tech your kids how a real keyboard works, show them websites where they can be creative, expose them to a coding class. You hold the key to helping them gain new skills.
  • Know what they are into– Is your child into Minecraft? Ask them to teach you how to build a house in their world. Or join them and set up your own world and play together.
  • Look into the apps and websites they are using– Know nothing about Snapchat? Researching apps and website that kids are using is easy and quick. Even reading a review can help you gain some insight on what your kids are viewing.

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