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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Six myths about keeping kids safe online

While many of the rules for online safety have not changed in our opinion, there are some that need a little "updating" to reflect the current reality of online safety for children in 2011.  Child Quest feels this article represents a creditable list of safety "updates" to consider for your children's online activity.


Keeping kids safe online may not seem easy, especially because today’s parents didn’t grow up immersed in the technology that our kids are exposed to early on. But regularly talking to your kids about what they’re doing on the Web, how they play online games, and when they use mobile phones can go a long way towards teaching them how to act responsibly and safely.

Try not to get caught up in all the hype that can surround the online world and focus instead on what really matters. Below are the facts behind common myths from child safety expert Dr. Gwenn Schurgin O’Keeffe, adapted from CyberSafe: Protecting and Empowering Digital Kids in the World of Texting, Gaming and Social Media.

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