I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Boys & Girls Clubs of America. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating.
June is National Internet Safety Month. How do you feel about your Cyber Smarts when it comes to your children being on the Internet?
The Boys and Girls Clubs of America has set up a website where you can go and test your Cyber Smarts. I went through the quiz and am officially a Cyber Survivor. Stop over and take the quiz to see how you do and come back here to share! The website also has discussion cards that you can print and go over with your children, as well as several online resources about Cyber Safety for different aged children.
I feel that being a blogger has helped me understand more about social media. As a parent, it is important to me to make sure that my child is monitored while using social networks and that we always keep those lines of communication open. My little one is only three, but she still likes to get online and watch cartoons on You Tube. Even at three, she can run the mouse and navigates the computer better than her father. 🙂 So I realize how important it is to watch her on the Internet so that she doesn’t access something that she isn’t suppose to.
Tips to Being a Cyber Survivor:
- Be friends with your child on social networks.
- Talk to your child regularly about social media.
- Google your child’s name.
- Check your child’s phone frequently.
- Make sure your child’s social media settings are set to private.
- Know the rules – kids under 13 should not be on Facebook.
- Brush up on your facts! The more you know about social meda, the better!
Do you consider yourself a Cyber Survivor? Why or why not?