Keeping Kids Safe Online

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Online Safety for Kids

Common Sense Media provides five simple tips for keeping kids safe on the Internet.

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Credit Freezes for Kids

To protect children from identify theft, parents can take steps to protect their children’s information, including placing a freeze on their credit report. Learn more from the United States Federal Trade Commission, or FTC.

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Parental Controls for Gaming

Parents can set limits on many video game platforms, including time limits, blocking content by age ratings, and setting limits on in-game purchases. Learn more from the Entertainment Software Rating Board.

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Family Media Plan

Many families find it helpful to have a conversation about parents’ expectations and rules surrounding online and technology usage. This helpful guide by the American Academy of Pediatrics helps families create a plan.

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