Best Practices - 8 Steps to keeping your family safe
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.
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.
- Family Contracts for Online Safety - Courtesy of Family Online Safety Institute
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