Simply Money: Keeping kids safe online

Simply Money: Keeping kids safe online

FOX19 - One out of three kids age 12 to 17 had an iPhone at the top of their Christmas wish list this year.

If your child received a new device, it's best to quickly set ground rules for how that device will be used.

The Kenton County School District has taken an active role in helping to educate parents about the dangers of social media.

"Don't let them have your pass code to buy new apps without you approving them first.  There are a lot of apps out there that are app hiders so it may look like your child is using a calculator when in fact they're storing messages, pictures or things they may not want you to see," said Jess Dykes, Director of Public Information for the Kenton County School district.

Dykes also suggests charging all devices in a common area, instead of letting your kids charge them in your room.

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