Internet Safety at Home. Five tips to keeping your kids safer online
June is Internet Safety Month at the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC). This year, with stay-at-home orders keeping more children at home and online, it is critically important now more than ever that we make sure children are staying safe while using the internet. Unfortunately, their CyberTipline has received increased reports of online child sexual abuse materials during the pandemic. Analysts have even seen conversations happening on the dark web between predators specifically discussing how to abuse and entice children to produce sexually explicit content during the stay-at-home orders.
That’s why this summer we encourage you to make internet safety a priority for your family. To help, NCMEC has released new NetSmartz presentations and a tip sheet that will help you support your child's safety online as they use their phones, video game consoles, and other connected devices. Attached is the new parent tip sheet: Internet Safety at Home - Take time to update your household tech safety rules. Learn more and watch videos at www.missingkids.org