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Parents: Online Safety

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Make sure your child is safe on the Internet.

  • Explore the Internet with your child.
  • If you do not know how to use it, ask a librarian for help.
  • Know that there is no control over who and what is on the Internet.
  • Be aware that many sites on the Internet are funded through advertising.
  • Sometimes a recommended and appropriate site will link directly or indirectly to non-appropriate sites.
  • Be aware that you might find inappropriate material, people with bad manners, computer viruses, harassment, advertising scams, adult material, and sites you may not wish your child to visit.
  • Teach your child how to be safe on the Internet.

Helpful sites:

  • bNetSavvy – Advice on cyberbullying, social networking, smartphones and more.
  • Common Sense Media – Advice, recommendations and reviews for parents on kids’ social media, apps, movies, tv shows, books and more.
  • Online Safety Tips from the FBI – Aimed at kids, this site includes fun games and good advice.
  • Netsmartz – Games and tips for kids, tweens and teens, plus excellent advice for parents.  From the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

The Los Angeles Public Library does not monitor and has no control over the information accessed through the Internet and cannot be held responsible for its contents.   As with other library materials, any restriction of a child's access to the Internet is the responsibility of the parent or legal guardian.