How to have the talk with your teen (the cyber safety talk, that is)
This infographic features a series of brightly-coloured illustrations that show parents and children going about various everyday activities, while the parents talk to their children about different cyber safety issues.
HOW TO HAVE THE TALK WITH YOUR TEEN
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THE CYBER SAFETY TALK, THAT IS
As a parent, you’ve got to stay ahead of where the Internet’s going, because your kids are going there, too. But how can you talk about social media use and sharing private information without your teen shutting down? Meet a few parents who are finding ways to start the conversation… and have The Talk.
(We see a mother and daughter walking as they carry shopping bags.)
PASSWORD PANIC: MICHELLE HAS JUST READ THAT 59% OF TEENS SAY THEY’D SHARE THEIR PASSWORDS WITH FRIENDS. Footnote1
(MOTHER TO DAUGHTER)
Have you ever shared your password with a friend? Once a password gets out there, you could have your personal information–or even your identity–stolen.
(We see a father and daughter playing a fun game of driveway basketball.)
HELLO, STRANGER: BILL IS CONCERNED THAT 33% OF TEENS ARE FACEBOOK FRIENDS WITH PEOPLE THEY HAVEN’T MET IN PERSON. Footnote2
(FATHER TO DAUGHTER)
Ok, I know having a lot of friends is fun, but people online aren’t always who they say they are. Sometimes they want your private information. I just want you to be safe.
(We see a mother and her son at the dinner table, eating with chopsticks)
ANTI-SOCIAL: 35% OF CANADIAN TEENS SAY THEY HAVE SEEN MEAN OR INAPPROPRIATE COMMENTS ABOUT SOMEONE THEY KNOW ON SOCIAL NETWORKS. JULIE THINKS HER SON MIGHT HAVE, TOO. Footnote3
(MOTHER TO SON)
Have you ever seen cyberbullying happening to anyone you know? How does it make you feel? What do you do about it?
(We see a father and his young daughter in the car, talking as the father drives.)
TOO MUCH INFO: SAMIR JUST FOUND OUT THAT 39% OF TEENS ON FACEBOOK HAVE EITHER PARTIALLY OR FULLY PUBLIC PROFILES. Footnote4
(FATHER TO DAUGHTER)
You know there are privacy settings that prevent strangers from seeing personal things you post? Do you check them regularly?
THE BEST CONVERSATIONS BEGIN WITH THE RIGHT INFORMATION
Learn more about keeping your kids safe online (and find peace of mind for yourself!) at GetCyberSafe.ca
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JOIN OTHER PARENTS IN A LIVE ONLINE CYBER SAFETY CONVERSATION!
Join an expert panel live during #CyberTalk, September 17,2014, 1 pm EST. Find out more at GetCyberSafe.ca