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Top tips for
parents to keep
kids safe online

Afraid of your children's safety online but want them to have their privacy?

Check out these actionable tips on how to protect your children online prepared by Allstate's cybersecurity experts.

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Top Cyber Tips

Top 5 things you can do to encourage cyber safety

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1. Talk

Talk to your child about staying safe online.

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2. Explore

Explore their online world together.

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3. Agree

Agree on rules of what's OK and what's not OK.

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4. Manage

Manage your family's internet settings and privacy controls.

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5. Resources

Check out resources at the US Department of Homeland Security.

Cyber Bullying

What to do if your child experiences cyberbullying

Here are some tips for internet safety and preventing cyberbullying. Help your children learn to make responsible decisions about using technology and to understand how to report a problem.

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Listen without judging.

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Don't remove access to technology

Your child may be discouraged from confiding in you if there is a threat of their access being removed.

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Encourage non-retaliation

Bullies are often looking for a reaction.

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Save evidence of the bullying

Take screenshots or save the messages.

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Talk to their school

Schools have anti-bullying policies in place that can help.

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Talk to the police

This is critical if you think your child is in immediate danger.

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Warning Signs

Signs your child may be engaging with a cyber predator

Is there a change in your child's behavior?

Has your child become very secretive?

Are they withdrawn but won't say why?

Are they unable to switch off from their phone or social media?

Is your child going to unusual places to meet friends?

Do they have new items such as clothes or a mobile phone which they can't or won't explain?

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