Back To School: Keeping Kids Safe Online

As many students praepare to head back to class, parents are concerned about their child’s safety online. Today on Chat With Women, the hosts Pam & Rochelle explored this topic with me in depth. It’s a big issue for parents and educators, and the risks are very real.

Among the topics covered: cyber-bullying, online safety, how to monitor your child’s activity, location-based awareness and the risk of “apps” on a smartphone.

I also shared two tip sheets for parents that want more information:

To listen to today’s show, visit the Chat With Women Archives page here on or click on the player below:


For more information on this topic, check out, a project of the National Center For Missing & Exploited Children for additional tips and guidance.

How do you encourage your kids to stay safe online? Any advice for other parents? Feel free to login and add them to the comments below!

Thanks for listening!

Brian M. Westbrook
Tech Expert, Chat With Women


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