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Ultimate Parent’s Guide to Internet Safety [Infographic]

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As a parent, you are concerned for your child’s safety on the Internet. Teens and even young children as young as one are using mobile technology on a regular basis. Because technology changes so fast, it’s helpful to have a sense of some of the concerns we all face. By being aware, and taking appropriate steps to safeguard our children, we can be aware of the dangers and teach our families how to move about the web safely.

Kids as young as five should be taught Internet safety. Why?

  • 20% of one-year-olds own a tablet.
  • 28% of two-year-olds don’t need help using mobile devices.
  • 37% of three- to four-year-olds browse the web and watch videos multiple hours per week.

The Internet can be dangerous for children and teens.

  • False identities are easy to create.
  • Not all information is private.
  • Internet predators are looking for kids.
  • Inappropriate content, including pornography, is easily found, even without actively looking for it.

But still, 68% of children said their parents never checked their online activity.

The following infographic shows many facts and figures about kids and the Internet.

Learn and review the tips to keep your children—and yourself—safe.

Lauren Hunter
Lauren Hunterhttps://laurenhunter.net
Lauren Hunter is a writer who loves the big picture of God’s journey we are all on together. In 2007, she founded ChurchTechToday, a website for pastors and church leaders to harness technology to improve ministry. Married to her high school sweetheart, Lauren lives in Northern California with her husband and their four children. Her latest book is Leaving Christian Science: 10 Stories of New Faith in Jesus Christ. She can be found online at https://laurenhunter.net.

5 COMMENTS

  1. yes ,i am agree with you ,we all know that internet is full of all material, which is present in the real world and sometimes the information which is not good for the small child is shown or appear in the front of child, for that type of prevention we need to read this post and follow.

  2. Just stumbled onto this post. Great infographic Lauren and post! As a parent of two beautiful kids, 6-8 years old I really appreciate this. Though we limit it, they are often on their tablets. We took the step of setting up security and restrictions for their browsing etc. I cannot believe the stat of 68% of kids saying their parents do not check their activity online!

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