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News You Can Use: Cybersafety Booklet for Parents and Kids

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News You Can Use

All of us are concerned about safe and wise use of the Internet. The Clerc Center would like to share the news of an important new publication on cybersafety called Net Cetera. This free, informative booklet, developed by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and other government agencies, is available online. Here is a summary from the FTC website about this new publication:

Net Cetera

Net Cetera tells parents and teachers what they need to know to talk to kids about issues like cyberbullying, sexting, mobile phone safety, and protecting the family computer. Talking to kids about these topics can help them avoid behaving rudely online; steer clear of inappropriate content like pornography, violence, or hate speech; and protect themselves from contact with bullies, predators, hackers, and scammers.

"The conversations that make kids good digital citizens aren't about the technology; they’re about communicating your values as a parent," said FTC chairman Jon Leibowitz. "Teaching kids to treat others as they'd like to be treated online is key. Net Cetera tells you how to start those conversations—even if you think your kids are more tech-savvy than you are."

The booklet is available at OnGuardOnline.gov, the federal government's on-line safety website.

Information for this article is taken from the Federal Trade Commission website.