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Here are some more tips for Parents and Grandma and Grandpa to help keep their grandkids internet safe.
- Supervision. Nothing beats good old supervision. Check in on your grandkids, ask them about what they are working on, be interested. Remember: this is your computer.
- Ask yourself, "Do they really need to be on the computer?" If the answer is no, then maybe take them outside, go to a play or bowling or something. Do an activity.
- Some parents have the password to their children's social media and email accounts. Others don't. That is up to you.
- Some parents and grandparents have signed up for their own social media accounts and then friended or followed or whatever their kids.
- Know what is going on. Are your kids on Twitter? Facebook? Instagram? Pinterest? Google +? SnapChat? Check out a list here: http://www.ebizmba.com/articles/social-networking-websites and here: https://www.commonsensemedia.org/blog/15-apps-and-websites-kids-are-heading-to-after-facebook Know what each site does and what the pros and cons are.
- Know how your kids access these sites and the internet in general. Phone? Computer? Tablet?
- Have a good, healthy communication with your kids so that they know they can come to you with issues and the need to talk.
- Call pornography what it is. Don't dance around the issue, let your kids know about the dangers and consequences of pornography.