Keep Your Family Safe on the Internet!
The Wisconsin Department of Justice’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and the Department of Public Instruction is teaming up to keep families safe online. The departments have launched a program called “Interact!” that will give parents resources to have conversations with their children about internet safety. Interact is an online, interactive e-course created for parents and guardians to complete with their children with the goal of sparking basic online safety discussions in the home. This 30-minute module provides parents with the opportunity to review their own tech use to set a good example; interactive activities to complete alongside their children, and follow-up resources and activities to keep the discussions going.
This e-course gives parents the opportunity to set themselves up as the trusted adult in their child’s life. If the child sees something online they don’t understand or that makes them uncomfortable, they know better what to do. The e-course even provides some ideas on how to start and continue these discussions, along with some bonus tips to help break the ice on awkward topics. It also gives tip sheets for each of the major social media programs on how to maintain security and parental access.
Parents can follow the following link to access the program: