In today’s Internet age, kids have a wide range of opportunities for learning, interacting, and even playing. Unfortunately, this environment also means parents must take an active part in their children’s activities. BrandStar Entertainment’s The Balancing Act Lifetime TV show has featured special guest Marie Hattar, who is vice president of Cisco’s Network Systems and Security Solutions division. Cisco, an Internet security and networking industry leader, visited BrandStar Entertainment’s The Balancing Act Lifetime TV show to discuss simple ways parents keep children safe on the Internet.
“Perhaps the most important concept for young people to grasp is the fact that there is no such thing as privacy on the Internet,” said Hattar while at BrandStar Entertainment’s The Balancing Act Lifetime studio. “They should never share personal information online. It’s important that parents monitor their child’s Internet usage closely.”
While at BrandStar Entertainment’s The Balancing Act Lifetime, Hattar suggested parents look over the privacy settings on their children’s social networking accounts, including Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter. But Hattar emphasized on The Balancing Act Lifetime that parents should also check the privacy settings of any apps their children use, including smart phone apps, as well as settings on children’s e-mail accounts and gaming systems.