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Health Tip: Stay Involved in Your Childrens' Internet Use

Health Tip: Stay Involved in Your Childrens' Internet Use

(HealthDay News) -- A child can learn a great deal online, but the Internet can be a dangerous place if the child isn't prepared.

The University of Michigan Health System suggests these Internet safety tips:

  • Teach children about websites that are appropriate and those that are inappropriate. A child should know to leave any site that doesn't seem appropriate or makes the child feel uncomfortable.

  • Help your child create a screen name that reveals nothing about the child's identity. Make sure a child knows to never reveal any personal information.

  • Your child should avoid chat rooms.

  • Make sure your child knows never to reveal a password to anyone, even to a friend.

  • Your child should never agree to meet anyone met online in person.

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