Keeping Children Safe on the Internet

On-site shredding service is our main gig but those who follow this blog know we like to use this space to share public service announcements as well.  There are few topics more important than protecting our children.

The FTC has just released a its latest update on a great resource for helping to protect our children when they are on line.

Te revision of the FTC’s free guide, Net Cetera: Chatting with Kids About Being Online, is now available. The booklet has updated tips for parents, teachers, and other adults to use when talking with kids about online safety and digital citizenship.

The guide reflects changes in the online space since it came out in 2009. Among other timely and important issues, the guide includes tips on:

The booklet also includes information about the recent changes to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), and the rights and choices parents have in protecting their kids’ privacy online. And, of course, the guide covers key issues like cyberbullying, sexting, phishing, and computer security.

Net Cetera has topped the Best Seller list at the FTC for years. More than 9.3 million copies of the original version of the booklet were distributed in just over two years, making it one of our most-requested publications.

Order free copies of Net Cetera from the FTC’s bulk order site. Use them at the kitchen table, the all-purpose room at school, even at your local library.

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by HV Shred