Technology Tuesday: 5 Tips to Make Your Family Internet Safety Plan a Continued Success

By Sean Wright, Founder & President of Affinity Technology Partners

This post wraps up a four-part series aimed at giving parents the knowledge they need to protect children from dangerous content and interactions online. The first post discussed the dangers, such as pornography, cyberbullying, and sexting, and introduced the comprehensive internet safety plan. The second post walked you through taking a device inventory and defining your goals for internet safety. And our third post gave you a guide to five kinds of technical safeguards that can help you achieve your internet safety goals.

In our final post, we want to leave you with five tips that, in our experience, help make internet safety plans a lasting success for families...

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Technology Tuesday: Protect Your Family with the Right Technical Safeguards

By Sean Wright, Founder & President of Affinity Technology Partners

Our last post detailed five steps to take toward creating a comprehensive internet safety plan for your family. Now, it’s time to discuss how technical safeguards fit into that plan.

Before we do, though, it’s important to reiterate that technical safeguards are only part of an internet safety plan. They put guardrails around kids and teens’ online activities, and they help parents maintain awareness of those activities. In other words, they facilitate, but don’t replace, good parenting...

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Technology Tuesday: Mapping the Territory: 5 Steps Toward Developing an Internet Safety Plan

This week we welcome back, Sean Wright, with Affinity, as part of our four-part technology series created by them.

By Sean Wright, Founder & President of Affinity Technology Partners

In our last post, we outlined the dangers kids and teens face online as well as why the task of protecting them is challenging... We also promised to walk you through steps you can take to develop a holistic internet safety plan for your family.

Below are the first five steps in that process. As you’ll see, they involve important information gathering that will help you make good decisions regarding which safeguards will best help you accomplish your goals as a parent...

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Technology Tuesday: Why Internet Safety Is a Challenge, and Why There’s Hope

We wanted to welcome back one of our favorite resources for educating families and keeping kids safe, Affinity Technology Partners.  We are excited that they will be doing a four-part Technology Tuesday series for us over the next few weeks.

Real Dangers

The internet is a mixed bag, as we all know. We enjoy the convenience and new experiences it offers us. But we also all have a vague sense that there’s a “bad” side of the internet—a side we don’t want children to experience. We’ve heard stories of horrible cases of cyberbullying, which at the very least can be crushing to self-esteem...

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