Keeping Kids and Teens Safe Online

The new school year is always a good time to talk to your kids and teens about boundaries and how to keep themselves safe. In fact, Vernal City Assistant Police Chief Keith Campbell recommends that parents adopt a hands on approach when it comes to keeping their kids safe online. “Now that school is back in full swing,” shares Campbell, “parents should be aware of their children’s use of social media including passwords and supervised responsible internet use.” Campbell says the police are constantly dealing with cases of sexual exploitation and that parents always need to be aware of what their kids are doing online. A great resource on this topic is www.netsafeutah.org. There are age appropriate videos about internet safety for kindergarten aged kids clear through high school and parent resources.

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Kristin Baldwin

Kristin never planned to work in news radio but has thoroughly enjoyed being part of the news team at KVEL. Her love of literature and writing developed in high school which led her to study English Literature and Technical Writing at BYU. She received her BA in English from BYU in 2005 and studied at UVU in Orem for 2 semesters to become a Certified Technical Writer in 2006. Two months after completion she began her dream job of being a stay-at-home mom.  As mother of 2 energetic kids, she began writing from home for the KVEL news team in 2011 and considers it the perfect fit as a full time mom and part time writer.