Kids have many ways of socializing and communicating online, but they come with certain risks. In Net Cetera: Chatting With Kids About Being Online, OnGuardOnline.gov gives Scout leaders practical tips to help kids navigate the online world.
The guide encourages parents and adult leaders to reduce the risks by talking to kids about how they communicate—online and off—and helping kids engage in conduct they can be proud of. Net Cetera covers what adults need to know about a variety of topics, from cyberbullying to file-sharing, from sexting to social networking; where to go for more information; and issues to raise with kids about living their lives online. It’s one of the resources from the federal government and the tech community at OnGuardOnline.gov, a site managed by the Federal Trade Commission (available in Spanish at AlertaEnLinea.gov).
OnGuardOnline.gov encourages you to use this guide with your kids, with your pack or troop, or in your community. Feel free to order as many free copies as you like, reprint sections in a newsletter, download a button, or link to it online. These materials are in the public domain.
To order free copies of Net Cetera, visit bulkorder.ftc.gov.