A federal law, the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) helps protect kids younger than 13 when they're online.
It's designed to keep anyone from getting a child's personal information without a parent knowing about it and agreeing to it first.
They stress to us that cyberbullying is not just an adolescent problem. It’s just that we spend the majority of our efforts studying how this problem impacts school-aged youth due to their tenuous developmental stage.
Parents should be aware of what their kids see and hear on the Internet, who they meet, and what they share about themselves.
Talk with your kids, use tools to protect them, and keep an eye on their activities.
Discuss the dangers of interacting with strangers online and remind them that people online don't always tell the truth.
Explain that passwords are there to protect against things like identity theft.