When your kids are tiny, it might feel like you have lots of time before their access to the internet requires you to have “the tech talk” – a conversation about online safety, citizenship, and digital well being. And if having that talk feels overwhelming to you, you’re not alone! Only 4 in 10 parents feel confident enough to talk to their family about online safety.
But as moms of many kids in different age ranges, we know that just like with other big topics, it’s not one conversation you’ll have with your kids, it’s many small ones over time that will add up to your kids feeling capable and confident using the internet as safely as possible (and feeling comfortable coming to you when they need support).
Join Meagan and Sarah for a little-to-grown rundown of how we talk about things like online online safety, social sharing and communicating responsibly, digital citizenship and more with our kids–plus specific tips for how to make the conversation accessible and fun for you as a parent, not something to stress over.
About Our Sponsor
This episode is sponsored by Google’s Be Internet Awesome program, helping kids be safe, confident explorers of the online world. February 11, 2020 is Safer Internet Day, and Google’s Be Internet Awesome program has made having “the tech talk” easier on families with their tools and resources. To find helpful resources like the Family Guide, explore the 5 pillars of internet awesomeness and play Interland, head to g.co/beinternetawesome.