Some tips from the site include:
- Check your child’s friend lists and make sure he/she knows all friends in person.
- Teach your child how to set his/her profile to ‘private,’ so people they do not know can’t access their profile.
- Have your child delete personal information and any inappropriate content (content that includes any sort of revealing information)
- Report any sort of criminal behavior. Most sites have a reporting mechanism for non-criminal behavior. CyberTipline, www.cybertipline.com, is a site where you are able to report criminal behavior on the internet.
The better you are, as a parent, at watching and communicating with your children on the internet, the safer your children will be.