Growing Up Online Free eBook & The Lorax Blu-ray Giveaway


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Parenting these days is a lot different from when we were kids, as I’m sure our parents had it much harder than their parents did too, but there’s something we have to deal with as parents that none of the past generations had to deal with, technology and specifically the internet. It’s almost impossible not to let your kids online these days, between researching and doing school work, the internet and computers are just a part of daily life, as much as books are/were.

Growing Up Online wants to help us parents and families keep their kids safe on the Internet.

About Growing Up Online

How did YOU teach your children to surf the web safely?

The More You Know Learning Series, in collaboration with NBC News, has launched Growing Up Online, the FREE eBook for parents to keep their kids safe on the Internet!

Our kids have never known a world without the Internet. They’re spending more and more time on the web, so teaching them about using technology responsibly and safely is critical. Use the #GrowingUpOnline Blog App and take the quiz to see if your child is ready to safely surf the web!

Download the FREE Growing Up Online eBook and be sure to watch all four entertaining comic book stories as a family, which show real situations that may occur when your kids go online.

This free eBook provides easy-to-use information that addresses the growing concern about kids’ online privacy and cyberbullying in a unique and engaging way. Growing Up Online is packed with important tips that every parent should know!

Here’s 6 tips to keep your kids safe online

Check out the neat app below from Growing Up Online it includes:

• Is Your Child Internet-Ready? QUIZ – Have you talked with your kids about online safety? Take the quiz to find out if your child is Internet-ready!

• Comic Book Videos – Watch all four comic book stories as a family to discuss real situations that may occur when your kids go online.

• DOWNLOAD the FREE eBook – Our kids have never known a world without the Internet. But that doesn’t mean they know how to behave online. Download the free eBook and start a conversation with your kids.

One lucky reader will win a copy of Dr. Seuss’ THE LORAX DVD & Blu-ray Combo Pack. Just enter via the Giveaway Tools widget below, and remember, for any of your entries to be valid, you must do the mandatory entry first!

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September 10, 2013 – 8:28 PM - | Posted in Giveaways | 71 Comments »

71 Comments to “Growing Up Online Free eBook & The Lorax Blu-ray Giveaway”

  1. Stacy D. Says:

    When things aren’t safe to click I call them in and let them know what to look for! And what to avoid!

  2. nikki park Says:

    What I’m doing to teach my children to surf the web safely is to let them know not to give out any personal information like full name, where they live, what their favorite things are, phone number for the house, and such.

  3. Melissa M Says:

    We block certain websites

  4. steve weber Says:

    just tell them to stay on the webpage that you first set them up with..

  5. Candice Says:

    Never talk to strangers or give out personal information.

  6. Will G Says:

    By keeping the computer out of their room so we can easily monitor what they are doing.

  7. Keith W Says:

    I’d block all sites initially and only whitelist sites as needed and after checking.

  8. Sandy VanHoey Says:

    With my grandson, he has to stay only on the site we put him on and we watch him

  9. Jackie Says:

    When my daughters were younger, they were not allowed to enter chat rooms (they still don’t), we shared an email address, and they knew that I checked their facebook daily.

  10. Jessica To Says:

    I make sure I am with my son when he wants to look something up on the internet.

  11. Don D Says:

    I monitor what sites they are going to and also monitor their social media activity.

  12. dv8 Says:

    I tell them about scams and phishing.

  13. April Brenay Says:

    we block content, and they can only be online in the family room

  14. Madonna Says:

    We monitor what the children are doing and no one is allowed to hide in their room and be online without others seeing what they are doing.
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  15. nikki b Says:

    my lil one is too young to b online but i will monitor n block things to keep him safe

  16. Kelly Nicholson Says:

    no children…how about filter and supervision

  17. Todd Lovessweeps Says:

    I have taught them about how to never share your password, to always virus scan downloads, to use a pop-up blocker, and I have a firewall in place to block suspicious websites.

  18. cyclone tim Says:

    set up the kids on a laptop w/ a kiosk setting.

  19. Kim L. Says:

    We supervise our son and have set up a “favorites” folder for him to use. He can only access the websites we’ve approved for him.

  20. Sunshine G Says:

    She’s too young to use a computer still, but we’re intending on keeping it in a communal room.

  21. janna johnson Says:

    Telling them to not give out personal information and to monitor use.

  22. Andrew P Says:

    No kids yet, but having a filter, monitor usage and not give any personal information to anyone would be a good start

  23. Stephanie Grant Says:

    I keep my son safe by only allowing him on the internet on the computer or tab when I’m able to sit next to him and monitor his activity. He is only 5 but I have stressed the importance of not giving out personal information to any website!

  24. Camille Says:

    I use commonsensemedia.org to look at reviews of anything electronic related. Even video games.

  25. Lindsay Says:

    Not a parent, but my students are blocked from certain websites. This movie would be great for my classroom!

  26. maria Says:

    I tell them not to give out any personal info.

  27. Marci Says:

    For starters they are not allowed to browse the Internet without supervision. They have certain websites that are bookmarked and they are allowed to access. We talk about giving out personal information, going to websites that they don’t know and asking before they open any links in an email.

  28. Jennifer H. Says:

    They are only allowed on the Internet when I am watching. I don’t let my son on youtube any more because of some of the content.

  29. Jennifer Young Says:

    We make sure that our young daughters only go on tabs that we have made for them and we watch them while they are online!

  30. michelle tremblett Says:

    We have restricted a lot of sites and taught them about safety and not speaking to anyone online, never giving out info ect.

  31. bn100 Says:

    blocking certain sites

  32. xty cruz Says:

    We use filters for them not to be able to access certain sites. There is also an assigned admin to the computer as to control the installations

  33. Tammy Dalley Says:

    I teach them never to give out information about themselves!

  34. Allie Says:

    Supervise and filter
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  35. Lisa V. Says:

    I block and supervise

  36. andie Says:

    We are very careful with the internet and it is in a public place. We watch continuously.

  37. Stephanie Larison Says:

    I set up parental controls so it’s safer for them. She knows there’s only certain sites she can go onto.

  38. Renee Walters Says:

    I only let them use ABC Mouse.

  39. Patty White Says:

    I talk to them about the dangers of being online as well as monitoring them

  40. Susan Smith Says:

    I block certain sites and supervise when she is on the computer.

  41. jessica edwards Says:

    I dont let her, she’s only 5

  42. Steve Stone Says:

    we block alot of sites and watch them

  43. Daniel M Says:

    teach them to never give out personal information

  44. Brittney House Says:

    I let this know which are safe sites and to never give out information.

  45. Jennifer L. Says:

    I make sure I’m with my son when he goes online.

  46. Nannypanpan Says:

    He knows he’s too young to go on Facebook and that he has to turn off YouTube videos with bad language

  47. Nicole D. Says:

    I monitor their activity and tell them to not give out personal information.

  48. Shemp DeYoung (@shempgames) Says:

    The best technique for me has been showing the kids examples of people being embarrassed by their foolish behavior.

  49. Samantha Says:

    We watch them and see what sites they’re going on discretely.

  50. Laurie Emerson Says:

    I am always close by when they are online. I also have a password which only I know so that they cannot go online without me being there.

  51. Lisa Says:

    We use parental controls and have time limits.
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  52. Jennifer I. Says:

    We have him surf the web where we can see him and have talked to him about “friending” only people we know and ok!

  53. Matt Cavallaro Says:

    I monitor their usage of the internet to make sure they are safe.

  54. kris m Says:

    let them know not to give out any personal information like full name, where they live, what their favorite things are, phone number for the house, and such.

  55. Roxann Says:

    I taught my son not to give out personal information and if he goes to a website that he’s not comfortable with or someone is bothering him on the net to let me know.

  56. Karen Drake Says:

    I have taught them to never give out personal information online and I supervise them closely.

  57. Shakeia Rieux Says:

    We block certain sites and also let them know that if they visit a site and a window pops up saying that it’s not safe for them to avoid those

  58. DanV Says:

    We talk about how to be safe online

  59. Deb S Says:

    Each child has a computer password and we have tabs set up for each child that has the only links they are allowed to visit.

  60. Wanda Bergman Says:

    Always ask for permission for anything you do on the Internet.

  61. kathy pease Says:

    I always kept our pc in the living room so I could monitor the sites they visited

  62. Melanie Montgomery Says:

    They are not old enough to get on it yet

  63. Sherry Conrad Says:

    Parental controls and supervision.
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  64. rebecca day Says:

    mu daughter is not old enough yet

  65. Ed Nemmers Says:

    No personal or private information is to be given out over the computer when they are using the appliance.

  66. melina r Says:

    We teach them not to give out personal info unless I see what they are doing. I also supervise them while on the web.

  67. amy deeter Says:

    i teach them not to talk to strangers

  68. susan smoaks Says:

    we always tell our children everything we know about things like this. we encourage them to take our wisdom and learn from it. we also use a program that blocks them from certain sites and types of sites.

  69. Michelle Tucker Says:

    Mainly reminding them not to talk to people they don’t know for sure, and to not share any personal info.

  70. Breanne Says:

    Don’t click on random links

  71. Christian Alejandro Says:

    Not there yet, but filters are very useful!

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