My “thing” was internet safety. And for the sake of my children I needed to get some knowledge.
Pushing aside my to-do list, I began to pour over site after site with information and wisdom about internet safety. What was shocking to me was finding “social media” apps and sites that I had never even heard of that are being widely used by teens and young adults.
What’s that old saying, “What you don’t know can’t hurt you?” False.
In fact, as I shared in my previous post, I believe there are things we are ignorant about and must force ourselves to learn for the protection and best-interests of our precious children!
And since no matter who you are you only have so many hours in the day. I’m going to stop typing and let the websites below speak for themselves. I urge you to click through each one and then spend time in conversation with your child or teen.
5 Helpful Resources for Keeping Your Kids Safe Online (If you have other sources you’d recommend please leave a comment!)
- Safe Kids – Safety Advice Tools (helpful quiz for preteens)
- Connect Safely – Safety Tips and Advice
- Cyber Bullying – Resources for Parents (Also click on “Questions Parents Should Ask…”)
- Common Sense Media – a great all-around site for media information; click here for their internet safety section.
- There are a zillion (plus or minus) sites out there touting their internet security software. The prices vary almost as much. I found a very helpful article on PC World that shows you how to maximize the tools already on your pc, Mac, iOS, and social media outlets.
I keep my eyes always on the Lord.
With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken.
By Jenna Hallock
Wife to Mark
Mom of two
1 Corinthians 13 Parenting Team Member
Family Time Training