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  1. 1. Five Tips for Parents to Keep Children Safe – Online and Off INFO EMAIL PRINT WEBSITE PAGE 1 Introduction PAGE 2 Learn Social Media Yourself PAGE 3 Know Your Children’s Friends – In Real Life PAGE 4 Communicate With Your Children about Online Dangers PAGE 5 Be Observant – Recognize the Signs That Your Children Are in Trouble Online PAGE 6 Be Proactive by Taking Preventative Measures to Ensure Your Child’s Online Safety PAGE 7 About the Experts: IntelliCorp InTouch
  2. 2. INFO EMAIL PRINT WEBSITEINTRODUCTION » PAGE 1 Introduction PAGE 2 Learn Social Media Yourself PAGE 3 Know Your Children’s Friends – In Real LifeFive Tips For Parents To Keep Children Safe – Online And Off PAGE 4 Communicate With Your Children about Online Dangers PAGE 5 Be Observant – Recognize the Signs Parenting in the 21st century isn’t for the meek. Think of all the things you have to That Your Children Are in Trouble Online deal with that your parents never had to – apps for cell phones, constant text mes- PAGE 6 Be Proactive by Taking Preventative Measures sages and social media. to Ensure Your Child’s Online Safety Contrary to what some adults may believe, social networking sites – like Facebook – PAGE 7 About the Experts: IntelliCorp InTouch are not just for kids. Social media is a great way for people of all ages to interact with friends, meet new people and keep up with interests. Some parents have also found it to be a great way to keep tabs on what their children are doing online. All parents, even those who aren’t Internet-savvy, should realize their kids are prob- ably using social media tools such as Facebook and Twitter. Parents need to be vigilant in protecting their children’s online safety. Here are five tips to help you keep your children safe, online and off: IntelliCorp InTouch – Five Tips For Parents To Keep Children Safe – Online and Off
  3. 3. INFO EMAIL PRINT WEBSITETIP 1 PAGE 1 Introduction » PAGE 2 Learn Social Media Yourself PAGE 3 Know Your Children’s Friends – In Real Life Learn Social Media Yourself PAGE 4 Communicate With Your Children about Online Dangers PAGE 5 Be Observant – Recognize the Signs According to a recent Pew Internet study, nearly half the teens using social networks That Your Children Are in Trouble Online offer open access to their online profile information. That means other users on the PAGE 6 Be Proactive by Taking Preventative Measures same social media site can view private information or personal photos. to Ensure Your Child’s Online Safety The best way to understand what your kids are doing online is to learn how to use PAGE 7 About the Experts: IntelliCorp InTouch social media yourself. Get online, sign up for a Facebook account and play around. Ask your children to teach you how to tweet. There are plenty of online tools geared toward helping parents better understand the world of social media. IntelliCorp InTouch offers an online video series – Social Media for Parents in Plain English – to help parents understand social media and how to keep children safe. IntelliCorp InTouch – Five Tips For Parents To Keep Children Safe – Online and Off
  4. 4. INFO EMAIL PRINT WEBSITETIP 2 PAGE 1 Introduction PAGE 2 Learn Social Media Yourself » PAGE 3 Know Your Children’s Friends – In Real Life Know Your Children’s Friends – In Real Life PAGE 4 Communicate With Your Children about Online Dangers PAGE 5 Be Observant – Recognize the Signs Do you know who your children’s best friends at school are? When you drop off your That Your Children Are in Trouble Online son/daughter at a friend’s home, how well do you know the family? Being familiar PAGE 6 Be Proactive by Taking Preventative Measures with the people your children hang out with on a daily basis can help you understand to Ensure Your Child’s Online Safety who your child really is and who he or she is connecting with online. PAGE 7 About the Experts: IntelliCorp InTouch Parents shouldn’t hesitate to ask questions about where their children are going after school and who they’re spending time with. If you have concerns about a family your child wants to be around, you may have to do some research of your own. A basic online background check will tell you about a person’s criminal history and if the person is a registered sex offender. Being a good parent is about helping your child make good choices and you can’t do that without information. IntelliCorp InTouch – Five Tips For Parents To Keep Children Safe – Online and Off
  5. 5. INFO EMAIL PRINT WEBSITETIP 3 PAGE 1 Introduction PAGE 2 Learn Social Media Yourself PAGE 3 Know Your Children’s Friends – In Real Life Communicate With Your Children » PAGE 4 Communicate With Your Children about about Online Dangers Online Dangers PAGE 5 Be Observant – Recognize the Signs It’s important to talk with your children and keep the lines of communication open. That Your Children Are in Trouble Online A recent study revealed that Gen Y moms use e-mail or Facebook for 17 percent of all PAGE 6 Be Proactive by Taking Preventative Measures immediate family communication, which means there’s not a lot of talking going on in to Ensure Your Child’s Online Safety those homes. Don’t let that happen to you – other studies have shown that technology has actually reduced the communication between parents and children due to the PAGE 7 About the Experts: IntelliCorp InTouch lack of quality time spent together. Compared with previous generations, the bond has weakened significantly, and this has a profound effect on society as a whole. Maintaining positive family communications can benefit a family in many ways: » Children will feel more comfortable sharing their problems with parents, reducing the risk of peers having an excessive influence in their lives. » Parents stay connected and close to each other and their children, strengthening family bonds. » All family members develop effective interpersonal communication styles that can improve the quality of their relationships beyond the home. Talk to your children about potential online dangers like Internet addiction, cyber- bullying and sexual predators. Make sure that they understand what each of these is, and why it’s important for them to let you know the minute they think they or their friends may be victims of any of these. IntelliCorp InTouch – Five Tips For Parents To Keep Children Safe – Online and Off
  6. 6. INFO EMAIL PRINT WEBSITETIP 4 PAGE 1 Introduction PAGE 2 Learn Social Media Yourself PAGE 3 Know Your Children’s Friends – In Real Life Be Observant – Recognize the Signs That PAGE 4 Communicate With Your Children about Your Children Are in Trouble Online Online Dangers » PAGE 5 Be Observant – Recognize the Signs Changes in behavior – moodiness, sullenness, being overtired – may be just a teen- That Your Children Are in Trouble Online ager being a teenager. But they also might be signs that your child has stumbled into PAGE 6 Be Proactive by Taking Preventative Measures trouble online. Here are just a few warning signs that could help indicate: to Ensure Your Child’s Online Safety If your child is being cyberbullied: PAGE 7 About the Experts: IntelliCorp InTouch » Shows signs of abnormal social withdrawal from friends and family » Is reluctant to use the Internet and/or mobile phones (extremely rare for a teenager) » Misbehaves, over and above what’s normal If your child is addicted to the Internet: » Loses track of time online, spending excessive amounts of time on the Internet » Isolates self from family and friends » Is defensive about Internet use If your child is talking to online predators: » Spends a lot of time online, especially in the late hours » Receives phone calls, mail and/or gifts from people you don’t know » You find pornographic images on your computer IntelliCorp InTouch – Five Tips For Parents To Keep Children Safe – Online and Off
  7. 7. INFO EMAIL PRINT WEBSITETIP 5 PAGE 1 Introduction PAGE 2 Learn Social Media Yourself PAGE 3 Know Your Children’s Friends – In Real Life Be Proactive by Taking Preventative Measures PAGE 4 Communicate With Your Children about to Ensure Your Child’s Online Safety Online Dangers PAGE 5 Be Observant – Recognize the Signs Nobody said that ensuring your child’s safety was going to be easy; in fact, some of That Your Children Are in Trouble Online the steps you take may make your children angry. Remember, it’s your home, these » PAGE 6 Be Proactive by Taking Preventative Measures are your children, and you’re responsible for their safety and well-being. Some of the to Ensure Your Child’s Online Safety following steps might not be the most popular things you’ve done as a parent, but they may be some of the most beneficial. PAGE 7 About the Experts: IntelliCorp InTouch » Consider keeping the computer in a common room, such as a family room or den. You may receive complaints about privacy. Children need to understand your con- cerns are for their well-being. » Establish set hours for computer use, such as not after 10 p.m. on school nights. » Create separate log-ins for every family member and set up Web-blocking software and safe search settings for children. » Teach your children about privacy settings on sites like Facebook and how to hide their personal information from strangers, potential employers and college admis- sion boards – and make sure that they understand why this is important to their well-being and their future. » Establish accounts on the social media networks your children use, and ask them to connect with you so that you can monitor their actions. For additional tips on social networking and child safety, visit the IntelliCorp InTouch Blog and YouTube Channel. IntelliCorp InTouch – Five Tips For Parents To Keep Children Safe – Online and Off
  8. 8. INFO EMAIL PRINT WEBSITE PAGE 1 IntroductionABOUT THE EXPERTS PAGE 2 Learn Social Media Yourself PAGE 3 Know Your Children’s Friends – In Real Life PAGE 4 Communicate With Your Children about IntelliCorp InTouch Online Dangers PAGE 5 Be Observant – Recognize the Signs IntelliCorp InTouch is a service of IntelliCorp Records, Inc., a nationwide provider of That Your Children Are in Trouble Online criminal background checks, people locator services and other background check PAGE 6 Be Proactive by Taking Preventative Measures products. The company is a thought leader regarding Internet and social media to Ensure Your Child’s Online Safety behavior, helping parents (and folks of all ages) gain a better understanding about online child safety. » PAGE 7 About the Experts: IntelliCorp InTouch IntelliCorp InTouch offers an array of consumer-driven products, including background checks, criminal history searches, and people locator services. No other background service provider can offer you a better way to find the comprehensive, timely and accurate data you need to make important choices. IntelliCorp InTouch – Five Tips For Parents To Keep Children Safe – Online and Off

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