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Any parent whose child has started to show an interest in online gaming immediately starts to hyperventilate. But there are things parents can do to ensure that Junior is having the time of his life online SAFELY. See what tips we have for parents and then let us know how you keep your minions safe when gaming online.
I am all for my child playing online games. Of course that comes with a BIG caveat: As my daughter nears the double digits age bracket, I find myself waking up in the middle of the night in a cold sweat worrying about internet predators and I start to wrack my brain thinking about how best to keep her safe online in these electronically formative years of her life. It’s not enough that I have to worry about the scum that I can actually see. Now I have to worry about the virtual ghosts who flit about in the places my daughter likes to explore as her burgeoning knowledge of the Internet grows. It’s tough to fight an enemy that is wraithlike like this but it’s not impossible. As lucky as kids are to be growing up in the digital age, we parents are equally lucky that so much has been done on our behalf to keep our precious children safer than ever before.
Read more of Suzie Ford's Digital Parent: Tips to Keep Kids Safe Online.