Internet safety rules are something this mom drills into my kids’ heads regularly. Here’s the deal. I am a digital mom to 4 digital kids, internet safety and teaching our children the rules of going online is huge. We have devices everywhere. My husband and I want our kids to learn, interact and grow in their tech knowledge – and let’s face it, the rate technology is going the internet of things means the internet is everywhere. Our kids are constantly online, and while we set up boundaries – they still need to know why we don’t let them do certain things and what they should and shouldn’t do online.
What better way to relate to children then through their language. In my case, my kids love Phineas and Ferb. In this short video, Phineas and Ferb talk to kids about internet safety.
Phineas and Ferb Internet Safety Rules
Here are the internet safety rules that Phineas and Ferb tell kids about in regards to online safety:
- Be careful hat you put online never goes away.
- You never know who is going to see what you post!
- Just because it’s online doesn’t mean it’s true. (Gosh, some adults need to know this!)
- Not everyone online is who they say they are.
- If you wouldn’t do it in person, you shouldn’t do it online.
- Get off the computer, put down the phone, because nothing beats spending time with real friends.
Thanks Phineas and Ferb! I love this video, it’s easy to watch (not too long and dragged out) and definitely speaks to kids. I’d add another internet safety rule of “your parents can see everything you do” to the video, but overall it’s a good simple PSA that my kids will listen to. Phineas and Ferb obviously know more than their mother – hey whatever works, as long as my kids get it that they have to be safe online.
Internet safety rules are a fundamental thing we have to teach our kids. There are just way too many internet creepers out there to not be on top of this. Just like we teach our children to walk, potty training – pee only in the toilet, to read, to write (not on the wall, kid!), to ride a bicycle (look both ways before crossing the street) — we MUST teach our kids that the internet is awesome, but MUST be used properly.
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Internet Safety Rules Explained by Phineas and Ferb was originally posted on Digital Mom Blog on May 14, 2010.