Thursday, April 30, 2020

Online Safety Resources

The Project Safe Childhood Program in the U.S. Attorney's office has shared some information with us: "As a result of school closings due to COVID-19, children are increasingly using online resources for schoolwork as well as entertainment. Because of this, children may also be more vulnerable to online sexual exploitation. The United States Attorney’s Office and Homeland Security Investigations have partnered to develop an awareness campaign, Think Before You Click, to encourage parents and guardians to discuss internet safety with children of all ages and to continue to monitor internet use."

Looking for some other tips to help keep your kids safe while they are spending extra time online these days? Common Sense media has lots of parent resources relating to internet safety, including this recent article: How to Tell Who Your Kid Is Talking to Online⁠—and How to Keep Their Convos Cool.