Children and teens need to be aware that their online profiles and experiences are an extension of their own reputations. Once something is up on the Internet, it can never be undone. NetSmartz, an extension of the National Center for Missing and Exploiting Children, has produced a series of videos that help kids understand these important truths.
Friend or Fake
It is very dangerous for children to begin connecting with people online that they do not have a relationship with offline. Very often, the person on the other end of the conversation is not who they say they are. As parents, we must ensure that we have had conversations with our children concerning who they are connecting with online.