Internet Safety Tips for Parents

Dear parent, we take Child Privacy Protection very seriously, hence the reason why we dedicated this page to Internet Safety Tips for Parents like you.

Although the Internet has a tremendous attraction for kids and teens. It's truly a rich resource for information and entertainment — the good sort. Unfortunately, there is a bad side to almost everything that's good, so it pays to be careful.

Although this website is not directed to children under the age of 13, it's unavoidable that some will visit it--since many of our recipes are popular. And besides, kids love to eat and enjoy learning how to cook too!

Regardless, we do not knowingly collect or use personally identifiable information from anyone under 13 years of age. Anyone under the age of 13 must provide parental consent to use this site in compliance with the U.S. Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA).

Some Internet Safety Tips for Parents

As a parent, you should always be aware of the privacy policies of websites that your children visit so you can be assured that they will be afforded a safe visit.

I strongly encourage all parents to go online with their kids and teens, and teach them Internet safety. Following these Internet Safety Tips for Parents will help to make your family's online experience safer and more pleasant:

  • Teach your children never to give personal information, unless supervised by a parent or responsible adult. Personal information includes the child's photo, name, age, gender, home address, phone number, school, sports clubs, family information, and so on.
  • Know the websites your kids are visiting and which sites are appropriate. If the site doesn't meet with your approval, do not be afraid to say "NO" to your children. They may not like it, but they will be safe!
  • Do not permit kids or teens to access the Internet behind locked doors. Always monitor their online activities. You might trust them, but you CANNOT trust the unscrupulous people and marketers they encounter online who will use cunning methods to deceive them.
  • Look for a website's Privacy Policy, and read it carefully. Know how your children's information is treated.
  • Be sure to check out the Online Safety Tips for Parents on the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) website. PBS offers practical tips that address emerging online safety issues and will enable parents and teens to become Web savvy.

Also, read the Privacy Policy as it will give you an idea of the type of privacy policy that you need to see on other websites to ensure your family's online safety.

Last updated: February 15, 2023

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