Internet Safety Tips for Teens & Parents

With most teens accessing the internet from mobile devices, many parents want to know how they can keep their teens safe online. While many programs and apps are designed with parental locks and passwords, they don’t teach teens how to navigate the web safely. Using the internet safely is about understanding risks and is a skill young people will need for their adult life. The internet is a tool that we need to learn to use effectively, so here are some tips to keep yourself safer online.

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