In addition to teaching our kids to use electronic devices to communicate safely and appropriately with those they know, they must beware of those they do not know potentially “lurking” online, too. As you know, online child predators are very real and look for the opportunity to connect with our kids. As a reminder and a resource, the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) provides a publication titled, “A Parent’s Guide to Internet Safety.” This publication addresses the following questions:
What are the signs that your child might be at risk online?
What should you do if you suspect your child is communicating with a sexual predator online?
What can you do to minimize the chances of an online exploiter victimizing your child?
Here is a direct link to the online site and publication: