The internet is a fantastic place for children to learn, create and have fun, but they may occasionally have to deal with a variety of sometimes challenging issues. These might include cyberbullying, the pressure to take part in sexting, encouragement to self-harm, viewing pornography, along with various others. But there are positive things you can do to equip yourself and your child, support them in resolving any issue they may face.
The Internet can be wonderful for kids. They can use it to research school reports, communicate with teachers and other kids, and play interactive games. But online access also comes with risks, like inappropriate content, cyberbullyingand online predators.
Digital connectivity offers many potential benefits from connecting with peers to accessing educational content. But parents have also voiced concerns about the behaviors teens engage in online, the people with whom they interact and the personal information they make available. Indeed, these concerns are not limited to parents.
This fact sheet is part of the Teen talk: a survival guide for parents of teenagers series. Typically teens stay online for longer periods than adults, are more likely to access the internet from different locations, participate in a wider range of online activities, and are more likely to try new technologies. This contributes to both potential opportunities and challenges for young people online.
The ultimate guide on how to talk to your kids about screen addiction, cyberbullying, safe messaging, self esteem, smartphones, tv, video games, cybercrime and more. Smartphones, TV, video games, social media and the Internet as a whole is quickly consuming the lives of our kids by getting in the way of real life and the enjoyment of their childhood. This guide will give you the information you need to educate yourself, give you the conversation starters you need to break the ice and give you the tips you need to raise your kids in the digital age so they can get back to enjoying their childhood.
Nearly all American children now have access to the Internet. Internet technology affords children access to vast amounts of valuable information and endless sources of entertainment. However, it also exposes children to certain dangers.
The stranger danger scare easily applies to a random creepy person your kid might run into on the street. Most kids know better than to go near them. We collected information from reputable sources: comparative studies with overparticipants, government websites, child protective services, and cybersecurity companies.
The internet provides children and teens with access to a larger world and great resources like research, news, communication, and entertainment. However, as children increase their internet use, they are often willing to trust and meet strangers, while also keeping their internet activities away from the eyes of their parents. It is important for parents and children to be educated about the risks the internet presents.
The Internet can be a dangerous neighborhood for children and teens. From cyber-predators to social media posts that can come back to haunt them later in life, the hazards can be frightening. Children may also unwittingly expose their families to online risks, for example, by accidentally downloading malware that could give cybercriminals access to their parents' bank account or other sensitive information. Protecting children on the Internet is first and foremost a matter of awareness—knowing what dangers lurk and how to safeguard against them.