July 23, 2022

Behind the Badge: As summer heats up, parents need to be vigilant about kids’ internet use

As the weather heats up, summer vacation lingers and boredom sets in, more kids are venturing indoors and looking for things to do.

Left to their own, um, devices, many children turn to online gaming, surf the internet or communicate via social media. Along with the enjoyment and diversion of the built-in babysitter also come the dangers and pitfalls; particularly when it is unmonitored...

While it may be time consuming and even confusing, the stakes are a child’s safety. According to Enough Is Enough®, an online site that advocates for child and family safety on the internet,  “it’s critical parents and caregivers are truly aware of where a child spends his or her time in the digital world.”


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