Online tools let you control your kids' access to adult material and help protect them from Internet predators.
Many Internet service providers (ISPs) provide parent-control options.
They stress to us that cyberbullying is not just an adolescent problem. It’s just that we spend the majority of our efforts studying how this problem impacts school-aged youth due to their tenuous developmental stage.
COPPA requires websites to explain their privacy policies and get parental consent before collecting or using a child's personal information, such as a name, address, phone number, or Social Security number.
The law also prohibits a site from requiring a child to provide more personal information than necessary to play a game or enter a contest.
Using apps and websites where kids interact, predators may pose as a child or teen looking to make a new friend.
They might prod the child to exchange personal information, such as address and phone number, or encourage kids to call them, seeing their phone number via caller ID.