Parents aren’t always on top of what their children are doing online. That could lead them surfing into dangerous waters.
Research shows nearly one third of kids have been bullied online, plus multitudes have seen pornography.
Many parents assume it’s not happening to their child, but parents with the highest confidence in their children’s online behavior were most prone to underestimating what was really happening.
Stories of cyber-bully leading to failing grades, damaged emotions, and even suicide are common.
You cannot log off to you kids’ online activity. Having a web filter is a great step, as is not allowing computers in bedrooms.
But I recommend talking to your children often about what they are doing online—how they’re doing.
What they see with their eyes has a big impact on their minds, emotions, and their hearts.
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