It's officially summer in Florida. School is out and it's not a secret, our kids will probably be spending a lot more time online.
Screen time doesn't only mean in front of a computer, today many teens have Smartphones, iPhones or tablets sewn into the palm of their hands.
Online safety is always a priority, and there are so many different parts that it includes.
- Privacy settings
- Identity theft
- Virtual friends
- Online predators
- Online reputation
- Social media networking
- and more.....
Oversharing is a huge part of online safety and privacy.
According to a recent McAfee Consumer Study, tweens and teens still overshare personal information:
- 50% posted their email address
- 30% posted their phone number
- 14% posted their home address
It is imperative parents have the conversation about oversharing, and like other important subjects, it is one that you have on a continuous basis. Parents have to also remember they are their child's digital role model. What they do online is a reflection of what their child will deem appropriate.
Summer is here, we talk about pool and water safety here in Florida, but let's not forget about online safety.