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Download and view this infographic from uKnowKids (www.uknowkids.com) for an introduction to digital parenting and best practices. This infographic will let you know what your child should never do …

Download and view this infographic from uKnowKids (www.uknowkids.com) for an introduction to digital parenting and best practices. This infographic will let you know what your child should never do online and what rules you, as a parent, should always enforce, as well as provide statistics regarding connected kids.

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  • 1. DIGITAL PARENTING What is digital parenting? Digital Parenting is essentially the parenting of connected kids. The Internet opens a new world of information, commerce, networking, education, and job opportunities that were not available to past generations. But with all of these benefits come risks. Cyberbullying, sexual exploitation, identity theft, and fraud are all very real threats to children living in the Internet age. It is a critical role, as a parent, to educate your children about the Internet and support legitimate, safe use of its offerings. Here is a guide to help you start that process. Teen internet usage by site 80% 16% % 95 Of all teens (ages 12-17) are online. NEVER KIDS: Share full names, addresses or phone numbers with “online-only” friends Share passwords or account information with anyone, even if a request looks legitimate. Most companies will never ask for a personal information in an e-mail. Open an e-mail or click on a link that is sent by someone that you don’t know 37% * Includes iChat & Google Talk 1% Meet anyone in person that you’ve met online without having your parents accompany you Send pictures of yourself to anyone Share credit card information with anyone, or use a credit card online without your parents’ direct permission and supervision MORE 200 than Teens who send texts per day ALWAYS PARENTS: Make sure your child understands the difference between “real life” and “virtual life” Ask about any plans that your child makes to meet with anyone 20% Instill that your child trust their instincts. Tell him/her, “If something seems weird, stop.” KIDS: Be honest about your activities online. Even if you think that you may have done something against the rules, if you feel that you may be in danger, it is important that you are up-front about the situation. 10% If you are uncomfortable talking to your parents, talk to a teacher, counselor or other trusted adult that can help you. 2009 2010 2011 2012 Call the police if you feel physically threatened at any time. KEEPING YOUR KIDS SAFE R estrict equire eview Use of the Internet should be restricted to a certain length of time each day or only during certain times of day, like before dinner. Set a firm rule that you require approval of all photos before they are e-mailed, posted, or texted. Assure your child that it is for his or her personal safety. Be open about your right to review search history, temporary files and any site where your child is a member. You have the right to review this activity without notice. Follow these simple tips to help For additional support, consider using a parental intelligence system, such as keep your children safe from online dangers... uKnowKids, that will allow for location, mobile and social monitoring, as well as an alert system to inform you if your child is potentially involved in dangerous activity. For more information about how to protect your kids, visit: http://www.uknowkids.com/ Resource: Pew Internet and American Life Research Designer: Brigit Gilbert