Best Practices - 8 Steps to keeping your family safeInternet Safety

Why Keep our Kids Safe?

  • 37% of young people experience cyberbullying on a highly frequent basis.
  • 7 in 10 young people are victims of cyberbullying.
  • 81% of youth said that others cyberbully because they think it’s funny.
  • A 2012 survey of 2,136 teen boys and girls found that over a quarter of the participants reported
  • having sent sexually explicit photos of themselves.
  • 36% of teen girls and 39% of teen boys say it is common for nude or semi-nude photos to get
    shared with people other than the intended recipient.

Best Practices

1. Keep all Devices, and device usage in a common place.

  • Devices should not be used in a closed bedroom.
  • Devices should be put in a common place at night(bedtime).

2. Know ALL passwords and logins.

  • If you have a mobile device, have your child's email come to your device.

3. Set Limits.

  • How, where, when, why and how long
  • Be consistent!

4. Set proper expectations of guidelines.

5. Conduct regular, unannounced device checks.

  • Follow through!

6. Know what parental controls already exist on a device.

  • If not, find someone who does.

7. Use the "Buddy System”.

  • Let other parents know what rules you have.
  • Help each other to enforce these rules.

8. Sign/Create a Contract.