Today, kids are growing up in a wired world. Their online interactions, the good and the bad, will follow them through life. The choices they make online are as important as the choices they make in the real world. The best way parents can help their kids avoid mistakes and lead a healthy digital life is by talking with them early and often about how to share smart and stay safe online.
On KidsPrivacy, parents can find information and resources about how to talk to children about growing up in a wired world. This site is full of tips and scripts for how to teach kids about protecting their personal information, managing their digital profiles, achieving digital balance in their lives, building healthy relationships online and staying safe and secure.
In 2011, Anne Livingston launched KidsPrivacy. She created this blog to share information and resources with others parents on raising kids in a digital world. Her articles have been featured on many parenting and security software company websites. In 2012, she founded the company MyDigitalMe LLC that provides parenting guides and presentations to PTAs and parents about online privacy and tips for managing digital families. In 2014, she released her first book, Talking Digital: A Parent’s Guide for Teaching Kids How to Share Smart and Stay Safe Online, available on Amazon.
Anne has a JD from Boston College and a BS from the University of Washington. Before kids, she worked in the environmental field. Now, she writes about her own digital family which consists of 3 kids, 3 laptops, 4 phones, 1 game console and 1 iPod Touch