Skip to main content

June is Internet Safety Month-- And a Good Reminder to Check Your Children's Online Activities

School is almost out and that means your children will have more free time to browse the Internet (and hopefully play outside). June is Internet Safety Awareness Month--and a great time to remind ourselves to monitor what our children are doing online. 

In today's digital age it's critically important that young internet users understand how to browse the internet safely. While some children may not have the necessary judgment to understand the consequences of sharing personal information or photos, other children may choose to break the rules. That's why it's important to have a discussion about this important topic with your children.

Remember the risk that being online involves and talk to your children about how to be a safe internet user. Here are some tips to get the ball rolling:

Open Communication - Inform your child that you will be monitoring his or her behavior and explain why. Set rules and discuss them with your child in advance. 

Set Boundaries - Explain to your child what is and is not appropriate to share. Determine who they can and cannot communicate with. Set a policy about sharing photos, your location, your phone number, address, etc. Help them understand the reality involved with sharing such information as well as the potential consequences.

Monitor Online Presence - Make sure to collect your child's passwords and usernames for sites he or she wishes to use. Check regularly to ensure you approve of what information they are sharing.

Review Apps - Ensure that apps have a privacy policy and check to see what information is being collected. Verify whether the apps your child is using are free and if they are not discuss what you are comfortable with your child downloading and why. 

For more Internet safety tips, check out CARU's tips for Safety on Screen.

And now is also a great time to check your own online practices and make sure you are browsing safely and securely as well!

Popular posts from this blog

FTC Provides Additional Guidance on COPPA and Voice Recordings

Today, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) provided additional guidance on the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) when it comes to voice recordings. Find out more about this policy on the FTC's website here.

Don't forget to register for the CARU and IBA Accountability Conferences!

Two Terrific Conferences! One Beautiful Venue!Multiple Networking Opportunities!

CARU Supporter and CBBB National Partner rate for CARU conference

CBBB National Partner and Members of Participating DAA Trades for IBA conference



​ Standard rates
​ Standard rates
Contact us if you have questions about group rates at (212) 705-0113

We appreciate the support of our sponsors!

CARU Releases EvanTube Decision in a Case of First Impression

CARU recently issued a decision about inadequate disclosures on EvanTube. This is a case of first impression and certainly something industry will want to take note of.

For more information, check out CARU's press release or this post on Media Post for further details.