Sample “Family Internet Policy” to keep you and your kids safe

Sarah Eaton - blog - group of childrenWith a new school year just around the corner, are you worried about your kids’ Internet use? The Calgary Police Service offers this free sample “Internet Security Policy” for everyone in the family.

You click, download it, and talk about it with your family. Everyone agrees to the policy and signs it. Then you post a copy of the policy on all the computers in the house.

Printing the policy out on removable labels is another option.

Start the school year off right, by having a conversation with your kids about what you expect from when they are using the Internet. Help your children become great digital citizens.

According the Calgary Board of Education, parents can do a lot to help their children learn “surf smarts”. Here’s a handy resource on what you can do to teach your kids about Internet safety.

Remember that this policy isn’t just for kids; it’s for the whole family. Parents need to lead by example when it comes to using the Internet responsibly.


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Sarah Elaine Eaton is a faculty member in the Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary, Canada.

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