Internet Safety Month: 8 Life-Saving Tips for Parents and Guardians

Welcome to this special preview of our article, ” Internet Safety Month: 8 Life-Saving Tips for Parents and Guardians .” This sneak peek offers a glimpse into the wealth of insights and tips awaiting you in the full version.

Did you know that nearly 60% of teenagers have experienced some form of cyberbullying? As alarming as this statistic is, it underscores the importance of being vigilant about internet safety, especially during Internet Safety Month. This special time is dedicated to raising awareness and helping parents and guardians keep their children safe online. In this blog, we’ll share 8 life-saving tips that can make a significant difference in protecting your children from online dangers.

Tip 1: Educate Yourself About the Internet  

It’s essential for parents to stay informed about the internet and the platforms their children use. From social media to gaming sites, each platform has its own set of risks and safety features. Take the time to explore these platforms, read up on the latest trends, and understand how they work.

Participating in educational courses such as Cyber Safety Cop’s Digital Parenting 101 can significantly bolster your efforts. This course is tailored to equip parents with the necessary tools and understanding to help their children use digital technology in a safe and healthy manner. It covers critical topics such as internet safety, balancing screen time, and understanding the social and psychological impacts of digital consumption.

Tip 2: Set Up Parental Controls  

Parental controls are a powerful tool to help you manage what your children can access online. They can block inappropriate content, limit screen time, and monitor activity. Setting up parental controls may vary depending on the device or platform.

Consider using Cyber Safety Wizard, an interactive guide designed to compile information about all the tech devices your child interacts with. This user-friendly hub offers comprehensive parental control instructions in an intuitive, child-tech-themed interactive tool. With Cyber Safety Wizard, you can effortlessly enhance your child’s online safety by implementing controls to monitor and restrict their online activity, enforce screen time limits, block inappropriate content, and track their digital behavior. By utilizing this innovative guide, you can gain added peace of mind and support in safeguarding your child’s online experience. These tools can be invaluable in helping to enforce the family’s media plan.

Tip 3: Create Strong Passwords  

Strong passwords are a cornerstone of online security. Encourage your children to use passwords at least 12 characters long, mixing letters, numbers, and symbols. Avoid easily guessable passwords like birthdays or pet names. Password managers, such as LastPass or 1Password, can help manage and generate strong passwords.


Preview Wrap-Up  

This preview aims to prioritize children’s mental health in the digital age. To read the entire article and keep learning about making your family’s online experience safer, we encourage you to join our Cyber Safety Plus Membership Program.This comprehensive program is designed to empower parents with expertise, tools, and unwavering support in today’s dynamic digital age.


When you’re ready to secure your child’s online safety, our Cyber Safety Cop Plus membership provides:

  • Expert Guidance

  • Exclusive Articles and Practical Advice

  • A Comprehensive Online Training Library

  • Monthly Live Zoom Meetings

  • Supportive Parent Community

Embark on this journey with us now and equip yourself with the knowledge to shield your children from the ever-changing hazards of the digital realm. Explore our membership options, including both FREE and PREMIUM, each tailored to meet varying needs.

As a cherished member, you’ll enjoy complete access to this article and more.

Ready to embark on this enriching adventure with us? Become a member today and unlock this article and a treasure trove of benefits. Your child’s digital well-being and success are at the forefront, and we’re here to assist you every step of the way!

Table of Contents

About the Author

Clayton Cranford
Clayton Cranford is a retired Sergeant from Orange County Sheriff's Department in California and owner of Total Safety Solutions LLC. Clayton is one of the nation’s leading law enforcement educators on social media, child safety, and behavioral threat assessments. Clayton is the author of the definitive book on cyber safety for families, “Parenting in the Digital World.” Clayton has more than 20 years of teaching experience and was awarded the 2015 National Bullying Prevention Award from the School Safety Advocacy Council, and the 2015 American Legion Medal of Merit. Clayton was a member of the County's Behavioral Threat Assessment Team, Crisis Negotiation Team, School Resource Officer program, and Juvenile Bureau.