7 tips to teach children how to be safe online

Intel® Security, in partnership with Discovery Education, has just launched Think Before You Link, an initiative designed to teach children how to make safe, smart decisions online.

7 Tips for Parents to Teach Children to Be Safe Online

Children rely on the internet for everything from schoolwork to connecting with friends. But do they really know how to protect themselves from cyberbullying, viruses, and other unsafe online habits?

The Intel Security Digital Safety Program provides interactive resources to equip parents with the information they need to inform their kids how to stay aware, secure, and kind online.

Below you’ll find 7 tips for parents to share with kids s well as this FAQ’s from parents.

  1. Use friends-only settings: Make sure all posts and profiles on social networking sites are set to be viewed by “close friends” only.
  2. Update passwords: Replace all old passwords with new complex ones and keep them private
  3. You can’t take it back: The Internet is forever, so instruct your kids to be careful about what they post.
  4. Keep devices in the open: Computers, smartphones, and online games should be in high traffic areas.
  5. Disable geotagging: Prevent the storage of location based data on smartphones and cameras.
  6. Actively participate: Know more about your kids’ online networks and games. Work together to review friends lists and manage privacy settings
  7. Cyberbullying: Here’s what to say to your kids: Don’t do it. Don’t forward it. Don’t respond to it. Tell your children to stop and block all correspondence and inform a trusted adult immediately if it happens to them

To learn more, visit - www.thinkbeforeyoulinkinschool.com

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