Trusting Your Parents to Monitor Your Private Online Activity
Not everyone on the Internet is who they say they are, and even kids you know can say mean things online that are a threat to your safety. Your parents use TrueCare to help keep you safe, not to spy on you or invade your privacy.
When you give your parents access to your accounts on Facebook, YouTube, MySpace and Twitter, TrueCare sends them alerts whenever a stranger tries to “friend” you, or if a classmate is posting hurtful comments to you or about you. When your parents know you’re safe, you can enjoy your favorite websites even more.
Talk to Your Parents!
Just as you would tell your parents what you did in school today, or what you did at your friend’s house, be sure to keep them updated every day on what you’re doing on Facebook, YouTube, MySpace and Twitter. Your parents want to know:
- Who your online friends are
- What photos and videos you’re posting on your profile
- How often you’re going online
- When you’re accessing your accounts
- What your friends are saying online
Don’t be afraid to tell your parents if someone you don’t know wants to be your friend online, or if someone you do know is posting comments that hurt your feelings. Your parents are there to listen to you and protect you.