I have sat them down online to check out NSTeens and NetSmartz, a leading online resource of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, for Internet use:
This great site offers something for everyone concerned about children's online experiences. Videos, comics, and interactive experiences provide kids with critical information. There's even a Spanish site! Parents, teens, children and educators can learn together about this extremely relevant topic.
Be sure to talk openly with your children including the following provided on the site:
Stuff to Know
- Stay in control of your online reputation!
- Don’t post information, photos, or videos you might regret later.
- Think about your online image (Who will see this? What will they think?).
- Use privacy settings to limit access to your page; don’t let anyone – not predators or cyberbullies - gain access to information that’s yours.
- Remember that online choices have offline consequences and in some cases, legal implications.
- Consider how fast information and images get forwarded to people beyond your group of friends via texting, IM, and e-mail – especially sexually explicit ones