Keeping Kids Safe Online: Five Days of Action

News | Heart of the Valley YMCA | October 26, 2020

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There is a lot going on these days – and you may feel like you don’t have everything figured out. It’s ok - take it one day at a time.

Are your kids spending more time online or in front of a screen? How can you ensure they are staying safe when they’re in virtual environments?

It’s important to set some ground rules and be proactive, just like you would if your children were going to a friend’s house.

Here are some ideas to get you started

  • If possible, connect with your kids before, during, and after online use – know who they will be with virtually, where they are going virtually, and what they will be doing.
  • Discuss how any new scenarios, like virtual school, will affect your current rules around devices, apps, and the internet.
  • Click here for more internet safety tips. (link: https://www.fivedaysofaction.org/internet-safety)

Feel free to share this with your network and brainstorm some ground rules that apply to your family or situation. Find prevention tips and resources by checking out www.fivedaysofaction.org.

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