This is a sponsored post for Lifelock on behalf of Clever Girls Collective
Perhaps you have had safety talks with your child, but there are 2 problems with having only talks with our children. The first is that we all know that safety talks are ‘boring’ to them and they think they are invisible so what we say goes in one ear and out the other. We feel good about the talk and they feel glad it’s over so they can continue playing away. The second problem is many times we don’t even know all of the dangers that do exist. Your kids may be different ages and there are different dangers out there that could hit each child differently.
Your young children may get online to play games or grab your phone to text grandma or grandpa. Your teen may do things like banking and instant messaging. In order to properly educate your children, you need to become educated yourself and know exactly what your kids are doing on their devices. This is why LifeLock and the National PTA teamed up to create the Smart Talk site.
The Smart Talk is a dedicated site where you can visit with your child. Tell The Smart Talk your names and visit each contract topic. Answer and discuss the simple questions then be taken to the contract page. All that you discussed is fit onto one page you can print and sign. It is your Smart Talk contract. A signed contract is much more effective than simply talking to a child who is half listening. These contracts can be kept on a desk or hung on the fridge. They guarantee you are tackling every known danger and security threats with your child. Talking points are separated into seven topics you can choose to fit each child.
The Smart Talk contract topics
- Safety & Privacy
- Screen Time
- Social Media
- Apps & Downloads
- Texting & Calling
- Reputation & Respect
- Online Videos & Cameras
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.