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Five Tips Parents Can Use to Keep Their Kids Safe Online
Children are increasingly spending more time online than outside. It’s easy to tell a kid never get in a car with a stranger or look both ways before crossing the street, how do they protect their children in the cyber world?

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Legal & General's home insurance team has published the Digital Criminal 2012: CyberSafety Report showing that 88% of consumers want more security advice to be given to children using social network sites. As the social media world continues to evolve and attract young users, here are some tips to help protect them from online threats.

(AP)

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Set Tight Computer Controls

Today’s computers come with a wide array of safety controls that make it easier to set filters that block content parents feel are not suitable for children.

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Teach Kids to be Picky With Online Friends

Teach your children to avoid strangers online as they would in the real world. Make sure they ask permission before joining social-networking websites. Parents should also consider joining the same site’s their kids have accounts with to keep better track of their activities and correspondences.

(Emily Hedin)

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Control Privacy Settings

Your kid might enjoy all the birthday day wishes, but posting information like date of birth, location and other personal information can lead to identity theft and other criminal acts. Parents need to control what information their kids share online, including email and physical addresses, age and family member names.

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Give Guided Tours

Show your child the proper techniques when using networking websites and the internet so they know how to navigate the sites safely and efficiency.

Five Tips Parents Can Use to Keep Their Kids Safe Online

Children are increasingly spending more time online than outside. It’s easy to tell a kid never get in a car with a stranger or look both ways before crossing the street, how do they protect their children in the cyber world?

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