Kid Chats Parent Guide: Privacy

INITIAL REACTIONS

Watch the ‘privacy’ video with your child to start a conversation.

You know and understand your child better than anyone, so ask questions about what feels important to you, and let your child’s responses guide the discussion. Here are a few ideas.

  • What does privacy mean to you?
  • Why do you think privacy is important?
  • When have you felt the need for privacy? When should you give privacy to other people?
  • How can you let people know when you need privacy?
  • What questions do you have for me about privacy?

FOLLOW-UP QUESTIONS

Having ongoing conversations with your child is important.

Think about revisiting privacy sometime in the future. Try using questions like these to remind your child of the things you talked about right after watching the video. Again, you know what’s most important to discuss with your child, and you can center your conversation on their responses.

  • Do you remember the Kid Chats video we watched about privacy? What do you remember the most?
  • Have there been times when people didn’t give you privacy? How did it make you feel?
  • How can you help make sure that others get the privacy they need?
  • What can I do to give you the privacy that you want?
  • Do you have any questions about privacy that you want to talk about?

QUESTIONS TO ASK YOURSELF

We know how much you want to keep your child safe.

Here are a few things to consider yourself or discuss with a co-parent.

  • What am I doing well when it comes to teaching and demonstrating principles of privacy? Where can I improve?
  • How am I teaching my child the importance of privacy?
  • What are the key principles about privacy that I should teach my child?
  • How can I maintain a balance between my child’s privacy and supervision, especially when it comes to electronic devices?
  • How can I ensure that my child gets and gives privacy?
  • How can I model good behavior for my child when it comes to privacy?