PC Doctor February 1, 2021

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Dear PC Doctor:

Our oldest child is now a young teenager. He has a phone, social media accounts, and all that, but I don’t think we’ve ever really talked about being cautious online. It seems like kids his age have always used internet tools – Do you know of any basic resources we could share to open up conversation about being careful online? He’s ready for some independence but I want him to have good information, too.



Dear Mom-n-Pop:

Kudos to you for wanting to give your child some freedom but also keep him safe. A few years ago, Google created a series of (very) short videos that cover the basics. There are 5 videos, about a minute each, that cover entry-level topics like keeping your accounts safe and being careful about what you share. Watching them together could help you talk about your family norms and how you want your child to behave online. You can find the videos by typing “Google online safety roadshow” in the YouTube search box.

I hope this helps.
Until next time,

Happy Computing!
PC Doctor

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