How to Make Technology Safer for Kids
The prevalence of kids and teens unfettered access to technology can create potential risks for them regarding sexual abuse. Technology creates opportunities for kids to communicate privately with everyone from friends to strangers, and perpetrators can use technology to interact with potential victims. Technology can also be a great tool to enhance our lives. But where’s the balance?
Here are four strategies you can use to help your kids use technology responsibly and protect them from the risks it presents:
Don’t give your kids unrestricted access.
Monitor what’s happening and safeguard private information.
Give kids a say.
Set up rules now.
It’s hard fighting the misuse and overuse of technology in our kids’ lives, but technology doesn’t need to be a bad thing. Help your child use technology safely—reduce the risk of sexual abuse and increase access to information and communication in positive and productive ways.
Watch and Chat
Watch this Kid Chats video with your kids then start a conversation about staying safe with technology.
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