Key Issues Online Safety
With school underway, kids are spending more and more time online, whether it’s for homework, entertainment or communicating with friends. A recent study found that kids spend an estimated 44.5 hours per week online – that’s as many hours as a full-time job! Now a new Vlog (video blog) produced by the cable industry is helping parents to find new ways to keep kids safe in today’s digital world. Learn more.
The online safety of our customers is a priority for Time Warner Cable. To help you get the best out of the Internet, we partner with Common Sense Media (CSM) to bring families free resources to help kids become good digital citizens by acting safely, respectfully, and responsibly online. You can view these free Internet safety resources here on TWC.com.
Last year, TWCable Untangled interviewed Common Sense Media’s Parenting Editor, Caroline Knorr,about tips parents can use to keep their kids safe from the hazards of summer surfing. I checked back in with Knorr to see what’s changed in the Internet safety and digital literacy landscape since 2013.
With 2014 right around the corner now is a good time to review your online activity to identify and avoid any potential threats. One quarter of us use the same password for all of our online accounts, with the 10,000 most commonly used passwords likely to open 99.8% percent of all accounts.
Data published in January issue of Mac Life Magazine