Protect Your Child’s Digital Privacy at Every Age

New technology can be scary for parents. From apps and video games to internet-connected toys, nearly every outlet is a potential toehold for data theft, cyberbullying, or inappropriate content.

Use these tips to protect kids from privacy and security threats at every age:

  • Children 5 and under: Limit screen time to one hour a day, and select high-quality educational content that is age-appropriate.
  • Elementary school: Monitor how kids are communicating with their friends, and set parental controls whenever you can.
  • Middle school: Create a device and media contract to define rules and boundaries for your family.
  • High school: Keep tabs on your teenager’s digital life, and maintain an open line of communication.

The bottom line is, don’t fight with your kids about technology; talk to them about it. We’re all in this together.

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