What You Can Do Help your child enjoy the benefits of technology, while minimizing the risks.  Tap into your child’s interests and expertise. Ask your child to show you some websites that are popular, and to share some of his/her favorite sites. This is a great way to stay connected, keep up on technology, and to bond with your child.  Discuss what information is appropriate for social networking sites, and what information is appropriate (and inappropriate) for your teen to share online.  Find websites that support your child’s interests and passions, and that help your teen prepare for a career and/or college.  Discuss the importance of being respectful and kind to others online. Also remind your child to never put anything online that he/she would not want a parent, teacher, or college admissions officer to see.  Remind your child that people online may not be who they say they are, and to never put personal information online (i.e., phone number, address, etc.).  Make sure your child understands that when you send or post something, it becomes permanent. Remind your teen to never send or post something he/she doesn’t want to be seen forever.