Hello everyone and welcome to our new blog. Working in conjunction with PreventAbduction.net, the goal of this blog is to inform parents and guardians about available resources to protect children against the threat of predators and abduction. Our blog posts will cover various topics, such as child safety tips, internet safety, child safety products, educational books and DVD's and more. As this blog evolves, we hope you will find it to be a valuable resource in developing a safety plan tailored to the needs of your family.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Tip of the Week- Safe Internet Behavior

As social media websites become increasingly prevalent among kids and teens, parents have a responsibility to take an active and instructive approach to informing their children about Internet safety. Talk to your kids about the longevity of the “digital footprint” that they leave behind while engaging in social networking. Help your kids establish good privacy settings on their personal profiles, like only allowing approved people to view their tweets on Twitter. Start having these conversations with your children when they are young. Here is an excellent article that highlights the role of parents in their children’s online lives: http://www.mobiledia.com/news/142955.html#

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Consider using our "What If?" Book as a resource for teaching your kids how to respond safely in dangerous situations using "what if?" scenarios. The book is available for purchase here.

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