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Q: With kids of all ages using the internet for everything from socializing to finding information to playing games, how can we keep them as safe as they can be in that world?

-Net Nervous

A: Dear Net Nervous,

You’re right–just like the school playground, the internet is a place where children play, learn, and connect with others. But unlike slides and tire swings, the online world changes with each passing day. How can busy parents keep their children safe?

Fortunately, you don’t need to know all the ins and outs of the internet in order to parent well there. You can simply bring your offline parenting techniques to the online world, and we have a new Internet Safety Toolkit that can help you do that. Based on research and full of practical tips, these four tools offer age-specific guidance to help you parent in an ever-changing online world: Internet Safety Toolkit

Enjoy your media and use them wisely,
The Mediatrician®

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