Thursday, April 5, 2007

Blog Basics For Kids

Just as you've taught your kids to be safe surfers, you may want to educate them about blogging and set some ground rules — much like completing driving school before hitting the road solo. Here are a few suggestions to get started:

Establish rules for online use with your kids and be diligent.

Screen what your children plan to post before they post it. Seemingly innocuous information, such as a school mascot and town photo, could be put together to reveal where the author goes to school.

Be selective about the information you share in a blog. If you are uncomfortable knowing a stranger could see certain content, do not post it.

Evaluate the blogging service and find out if it offers private, password-protected blogs.

Save the web address of your child's blog and review it on a regular basis.

Check out other blogs to find positive examples for your kids to emulate.

12 safety tips on blogging for parents and kids

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