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INTERVIEW: Online Monitoring Tools for Parents

Updated: 02/19/2014 12:30 PM
Created: 02/19/2014 12:00 PM KSTP.com
By: Heidi Enninga

A student athlete from Rogers is suspended from school and could face criminal charges for something he posted on Twitter.

So how can parents make sure their kids aren't posting anything online that will get them in trouble?

There are a number of tools you can use to monitor your kid's activity online. Apps and programs like Net Nanny, My Mobile Watchdog, and MamaBear are just a few. They monitor a wide variety of social media sites and even watch text messages sent from your kid's phones.

Social media strategist Mykl Roventine joined Chris Egert in the 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS studio Wednesday morning and said talking to your kids about proper conduct online is still the best way to prevent a problem. Google's Safety Center has some information to help you lay that groundwork.


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