#DigitalParenting Resource: Protecting Children’s Privacy Online with @comparitech

#DigitalParenting Resource: Protecting Children’s Privacy Online with @comparitech

I like this resource looking at managing and protecting children’s privacy online. As they say ‘better to hear it from a parent than learn it from a stranger or God-knows-who online’. As I wrote in Raising Children in a Digital Age, conversation is key in managing your child’s use of digital (rather than burying your head in the sand in the face of all the terrifying media stats).

It covers a range of things that are useful for adult’s to understand for themselves, and for their children:

  • Don’t rely on the internet and the government for regulation of the issues.
  • Understand that children’s privacy is an issue, but that there is plenty that you can do about it:
    • Follow and friend your kids
    • Don’t use social logins on untrusted sites
    • Learn how to manage privacy settings on:
      • Devices, including Android, iPhone, web browsers
      • Platforms including Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram, Twitter, and Tumblr
  • Managing ID theft protection
  • Reviews parental control software
  • Using a VPN
  • Anonymising your child’s content
  • What kind of information you can collect on children
  • Leaving a digital trail

Read the full article here.

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Digiexplorer (not guru), Senior Lecturer in Digital Marketing @ Manchester Metropolitan University. Interested in digital literacy and digital culture  in the third sector (especially faith). Author of ‘Raising Children in a Digital Age’, regularly checks hashtag #DigitalParenting.

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