Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway is reminding parents to keep their children safe on the internet this summer.
A news release from Attorney General Conway says a survey of 10 to 17-year-olds by the Pew Research Center and National Center for Missing and Exploited Children showed that 34 percent had posted their real names, telephone numbers, home addresses, or names of their schools online.
He says the Internet is a wonderful tool but it can also be a tool for crime. Conway urges parents to monitor their child’s online activities and remind children and teens to think before they post and to never arrange in person meetings with someone they have met online.
Attorney General Conway says it’s also a good idea to keep computers in a family room, kitchen or open area in the home and to never allow a child to have a computer in his or her bedroom where internet activities can’t be monitored.
Officials also advise parents to consider purchasing online filtering software that can keep children away from undesired websites.