Help keep your kid’s online experiences positive and productive by learning the truth…about what really makes them safe:
Myth #1: Social media turns kids into cyberbullies.
Truth: There are many reasons why a kid might cyberbully, and social media is just a convenient way to do the dirty work.
Myth #2: Teaching kids not to talk to strangers is the best way to keep them safe online.
Truth: Teaching kids to recognize predatory behavior will help them avoid unwelcome advances.
Myth #3: Kids act worse online.
Truth: Most kids say that their peers are nice to each other online.
Myth #4: It’s dangerous to post pictures of your kids online.
Truth: If you use privacy settings, limit your audience, and don’t ID your kids, it’s pretty safe.
Myth #5: Parental controls are the best way to monitor my kids’ online activities.
Truth: Focusing on only one Internet safety method lulls you into a false sense of security.