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Top Ten Security Tips for Parents

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Keep your kids safe online by implementing our top ten tips!

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Top Ten Security Tips for Parents

  1. 1. Top Ten Online Security Tips for Parents Keeping Your Kids Safe OnlineTuesday, December 21, 2010 1
  2. 2. Tip #1 Keep the computer in a common family space in the home.Tuesday, December 21, 2010 2
  3. 3. Tip #2 Teach your kids to use a screen name on message boards, chat and social networks.Tuesday, December 21, 2010 3
  4. 4. Tip #3 Children under age 13 should not be allowed to create accounts on popular social networks.Tuesday, December 21, 2010 4
  5. 5. Tip #4 Block inappropriate content. Install parental control applications like those offered by your ISP.Tuesday, December 21, 2010 5
  6. 6. Tip #5 Spend time with your children online. Have them teach you about their favorite online destinations and “in” sites.Tuesday, December 21, 2010 6
  7. 7. Tip #6 Make sure your computers save History and check what your children are doing online when they are not around.Tuesday, December 21, 2010 7
  8. 8. Tip #7 If your child spends a lot of time online at friend’s homes check out what their parents are doing to keep their kids safe.Tuesday, December 21, 2010 8
  9. 9. Tip #8 Perhaps most importantly, teach your children about the danger of meeting strangers online and to never give out identifying information.Tuesday, December 21, 2010 9
  10. 10. Tip #9 If you are letting a child shop online for gifts, monitor them and see what website they are on to ensure safety.Tuesday, December 21, 2010 10
  11. 11. Tip #10 Set limits on downloads. Free games, free music, animated toolbars, and other downloads can expose your computer to   spyware or other unwanted software.Tuesday, December 21, 2010 11
  12. 12. Thank You and Stay Safe!Tuesday, December 21, 2010 12

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