Step 4 – Teach them to protect their privacy

Discuss the consequences of revealing personal information online and make sure that your children know:
• Never to give their name, phone number, e-mail address, password, postal address, school, or picture without your permission.

• Not to open e-mails from people they don't know.

• Not to respond to hurtful or disturbing messages but to report them instead.

• Not to get together with anyone they "meet" online.

• Teach your child to log out of computers once they have finished their work.

• Once something goes public, it can be very difficult to undo.