For the most part, the Internet is a rewarding place for both kids and teens. But, the potential risks to their privacy and personal safety are real. While surfing the Web, your children may stumble upon disturbing information or images. Or they may innocently accept or share files that could expose your family to Internet thieves or computer viruses.
They may also encounter cyberbullies who try to embarrass or intimidate them. Even worse, your children may unknowingly communicate with child predators, who use the Internet to befriend vulnerable children by pretending to be another child or a trustworthy adult and then try to persuade them to meet in person.
In this eye-opening segment, pediatrician Gwenn O'Keeffe, MD, FAAP, author of CyberSafe: Protecting and Empowering Kids in the Digital World of Texting, Gaming, and Social Media, shares important information to help you protect your children from Internet dangers.
Segment 1: Navigating the Web Safely