Friday, September 20, 2013

Growing Up Online Free eBook & The Lorax Blu-ray Giveaway

How did YOU teach your children to surf the web safely?
The More You Know Learning Series, in collaboration with NBC News, has launched Growing Up Online, the FREE eBook for parents to keep their kids safe on the Internet!
Our kids have never known a world without the Internet. They’re spending more and more time on the web, so teaching them about using technology responsibly and safely is critical. Use the #GrowingUpOnline Blog App and take the quiz to see if your child is ready to safely surf the web!
Download the FREE Growing Up Online eBook and be sure to watch all four entertaining comic book stories as a family, which show real situations that may occur when your kids go online.
This free eBook provides easy-to-use information that addresses the growing concern about kids’ online privacy and cyberbullying in a unique and engaging way. Growing Up Online is packed with important tips that every parent should know!
While you are at it take the Is Your Child Internet-Ready? QUIZ - Have you talked with your kids about online safety? Take the quiz to find out if your child is Internet-ready!


6 Tips to Keep Your Kids Safe Online


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93 comments:

  1. We are open and talk to them

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  2. Thanks for the tips, I wasn't sure how to approach it.

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  3. Well, my daughter is only 20 months old so I don't let her surf the internet at all! lol But I like the tips that you gave to help when I do have to start worrying about this!

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  4. It said I'm "All Set For The Net." lol

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  5. We talk to her and teach what not to do and of course child blocks and constant monitoring.
    mcfallsk8er(at)aim(dot)com

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  6. Congratulations, you’re
    ALL SET FOR THE NET!Taking the time to talk honestly about Internet safety with your children means your kids are up to speed and web wise. Well done!
    mcfallsk8er(at)aim(dot)com

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  7. We sit right with them to monitor actively.

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  8. By watching them when they are on the computer, having parental controls on when they are surfing the web, and checking the history on the computer.

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  9. My kids aren't old enough for the internet yet, but when they are we will use strict parental controls.

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  10. We have parental controls turned on so that they can't get to anything aside from what we want them to!

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  11. We are all set for the net

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  12. We do not have parental controls on but I am always right there when they get online and they always ask mom can I go to this site or click this or search this and I will tell them no or teach them to properly do the task. I never let them on alone but they are 8,7, and almost 3 year old twins. My oldest explain when I tell her she can't do something n there why so soon she can be on alone. Maybe lol

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  13. We are set for the net too.

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  14. havent yet but will get settings where she can only be on certain sites

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  15. We are all set for the net. We talk about the dangers. I also monitor where they're going.

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  16. We talk about not gving out personal info on the internet and what sites are not appropriate for kids to go to and why.

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  17. I took the quiz and got the results that we are "all set for the net" at our house.

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  18. We had many talks about appropriate behavior and kid appropriate sites. For the longest time, we supervised their internet behavior.

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  19. Locking programs and usually sitting with her, she's only 5 so now it has been easy. She loves the games on the IPad so we set time limits and keep up with everything she is doing or looking into.

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  20. Took the quiz and results were - all set for the net, Loved the information that displayed to help understand the answer chosen.

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  21. lots of supervision on the computer

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  22. We discussed what are websites that she is allowed to visit and the consequences of going into anything that is not discussed

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  23. I've talked to them, but I don't think that's enough. We also have filtering software on all computers and they are never left unsupervised while surfing. We don't hover over them, but a glance every now and then at what they're doing just to make sure the filter is doing it's job; they don't catch everything.

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  24. tell them not to click on any pop ups or ads.

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  25. My little girl is nearly two, so right now I just have to keep her from breaking the computer. When she is bigger, I plan on keeping the family computer in our kitchen so it is easy to monitor what she is doing.

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  26. I have a 6 and 10 year old. I still do not allow them to use the Internet without supervision and I have installed parental controls.

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  27. we've talked about it and I monitor what they are doing.

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  28. Mine are pretty little and I don't let them on the computer often, but when I do, I am in the same room with them so I can help them navigate and find the right learning page

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  29. While I have set rules I have also set parental controls as well as having and monitoring passwords/accts for email or any sites.

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  30. he is under high supervision.we have everything we need.

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  31. my result was all set for the net.

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  32. set for the next- we only let them use the internet when we are in the same room and able to see what they are doing

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  33. All set for the net- and we use parental controls

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  34. Great suggestions for internet safety!

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  35. My oldest son is 6 and he rarely uses the internet. if he is online i am sitting right next to him watching him.

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  36. quiz says we are all set for the net

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  37. I have parental controls set on the computer, and my kids and I have open communication. I don't want to be the kind of parent who is oblivious to my children's feelings.

    Thank you so much for the chance!

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  38. All Set On The Net!! <3

    Thank you for the chance! <3

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  39. My kid's aren't old enough for the computer yet but when they are I plan on keeping the computer in the living room and using parental controls.

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  40. My children are grown and my grandson does not use my computer.


    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  41. She has to use the computer in a room where we are. we discuss what she can serve.

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  42. Congratulations. You are ready for the net.

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  43. I am All Set For The Net.


    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  44. Luckily, my daughter is too young to read or navigate the internet right now so we do everything for her. But, when the time comes that she does go online by herself, we'll definitely have a computer set up in a common area and have security software for certain types of sites

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  45. she uses the computer where we are in the same room

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  46. I have talked to him about safety and stay in the room while he is on the computer.

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  47. The quiz said we are All Set for the Net.

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  48. I watch their internet usage very closely, the computer is in the living room where we all spend time.

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  49. Computer usage is always monitored closely.

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  50. My best tool has been showing my kids examples of people embarrassing themselves or otherwise looking foolish online.

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  51. by talking to them about being on the web and what is allowed and what isn't

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  52. Congratulations, you’re
    ALL SET FOR THE NET!

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  53. we activate parental controls when the grandkids are here

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  54. My boys are only 1 and 5, but we have talked to our 5 year old about the internet. He knows he has to ask before he gets on the computer and then we get him to the place he wants to be. He knows that if any windows pop up or anything that he is supposed to immediately get us.
    rachel_demille at yahoo dot com

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  55. We lock up certain programs, and when it's "surfing time" it's done together! we find it to be great quality time together :)

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  56. we stay with my daughter as she is on the computer and she only goes on educational sites such as abcmouse.com

    greenday14fan@yahoo.com

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  57. We have an app to help keep him off the bad sites, we also help him, have bookmarks of his favorite pages and help him when he wants to find something.

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  58. By supervising closely and keeping a running dialogue about the dangers lurking online.

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  59. Our children are both under two right now but we frequently speak to our cousins (high school age) about their safety and privacy while they are online.

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  60. The quiz results say that we are all set for the net.

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  61. Our computer is in the middle of our living room.

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  62. I periodically walk in unannounced & check cookies.

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  63. Our daughter is still a little too young to surf the net, normally we talk to her about letting mommy and daddy pull up her pages (like abcmouse.com) and she understands to wait for us for now. I also have safety features set on my desktop since it's in the middle of the den and she likes to "work" on mommy's computer

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  64. Lucky for me, I don't need to worry about internet surfing quite yet ;) Thanks for the chance!

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  65. I'm a net novice - mostly because the first two questions aren't relevant yet!

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  66. mine are 11 & 13. they've done internet safety classes through scouts, they've had instruction at school. their schools have internet access for kids (HIGHLY filtered & monitored). we've also talked about the importance of not giving out personal information - even something as innocent sounding as your favorite pro sports team. they can't use computers in bedrooms, and parents have their passwords. they don't realize it yet, but mom & dad also get copied on all emails they send/receive. and their teachers get copies of everything they do at school (they have school intranet emails). I check history & cookies regularly, and sometimes I do the searches for their school projects (trust me, "booby trap" is not something you want to google image search, although it was a legit school project)

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  67. My child is still too young but he loves everything electronic.

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  68. We have set websites she can visit,she knows she isn't allow to go to any other sites. We keep the computer where we can see it.

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  69. My kids are not of the age but they will not have their own computer and the computer will not go in their bedrooms. It will stay in a safe spot and we will talk about the internet and set it up for safety

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  70. We have our computer in a public place in the house to make sure nobody goes to sites that they shouldn't
    xo

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  71. Parental controls

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  72. We use parental controls and teach our children that they are not to give anyone personal information. They cannot share photos with anyone they do not know personally and without asking permission from us first.

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  73. I talk to them directly about it and I will go and check their history everytime. I will also come in from time to time to check up on them when they are on the computer to see what they are doing. Everything has been pretty safe so far.

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  74. I try to limit the internet time and use filters

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