The Internet can be a scary place for adults. Add your kids in the mix and cyberspace can become downright terrifying.
According to recent studies, one in three teens has experienced online harassment and one in 25 kids has received an online sexual solicitation where the solicitor tried to make offline contact.
With children accessing the Internet and social media sites at higher levels and at earlier ages than ever, parents are the key to making sure their child’s online experience doesn’t turn into a dangerous one. How do you keep your children safe online?
Our Patchogue Family Room blog hopes to be the place where parents can share their thoughts on issues like online safety, or to share any advice on building strong local families.
Sharing is easy.
Visit the Patchogue Family Room blog here and click on the open text box under the heading to create a post.
Or, from the homepage, follow these steps:
- Sign in to your Patch. (Click “Join” if you don’t have an account yet.)
- Click the “Blogs” tab, near the top of the homepage and then locate the Patchogue Family Room blog in the left-hand column. Click on it.
- Click in the box that says, “Write a new post” and then click on “Article” at the top.
- Give your post a headline, enter the body of the story and upload your photos.