Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6Be informed Learn about the technology your child is using. Communicate  Discuss what information is appropriate for social networking sites.  Encourage your child to make his/her online profile “private,”or visible only to friends.  Remind your child that people online may not be who they say they are, and to never put personal information online (address, phone number, school, favorite hangout).  Make sure your child understands that piracy is illegal, and that there can be severe consequences for downloading copyrighted music and/or games.  Young people need to be aware that anything on the Internet (even private content) can be accessed. They shouldn’t put anything online that they would not want a parent, teacher, college admissions officer, or potential employer to see. Provide guidelines and set limits Here are a few ideas to consider. 1) Keep any computer with Internet access in a common space. 2) Require all communication devices be turned off during dinner. 3) Require that all phones be plugged in for recharging in a central location each night. Tap into your child’s expertise Ask your child to show you some websites that are popular, and to share some of his/her favorite sites. Tips to Keep Your Child Safe