Safety Tips To Parents About Phone/Internet Safety For Kids
Now that school is almost out for the summer, kids will be taking their time to be social.
Gretchen Schultz, a spokeswoman for the Fleishman-Hillard for AT&T Corporate Communications in North and Central Florida offers suggestions to parents regarding phone and Internet safety.
Educate children on picking up land line phones and being aware of strangers asking for personal information. Let children know that is is not appropriate to answer such questions or possibly block the anonymous call, or privacy manager or call 1-900 call blocking.
Teach children how to dial for an emergency and make sure to establish a home base with the child where the phone is always located and emergency contacts are clearly listed as well as incorporating those numbers into cell phones.
Use texting as a notification tool for children such as “Will B home in 30 min.”
Utilize parent control programs to set reasonable limits for time when children can talk on the phone.
Talk to children about appropriate Internet behavior by letting them know that is is not appropriate to give out personal information over the Internet.
For more information on resources and internet safety, visit http://www,att.com/safety
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