Help Keep Kids Safe Online


Today, children of all ages spend time online at home and in the classroom. While the Internet offers several benefits to young minds, it also poses threats. Parents and caregivers can brush up on safety policies and online etiquette to help keep kids safe.

From setting up proper passwords, to avoiding cyberbullying, online resources are available to provide essential tips for navigating the digital world.

Research: Parents are Positive about Technology


Recent research from the Family Online Safety Institute explores opinions about the evolving role technology plays in the lives of children today. According to the study, “the large majority of parents believe technology has a positive effect on their child’s future, career and life skills, and creativity.”

The “Parents, Privacy & Technology Use” report also provides insight into feelings about online privacy, social media use, and general positives and negatives kids face today. While the majority of adults believe access to research and knowledge is a benefit, privacy and health concerns remain.

Stay Safe Online this School Year

Internet Safety

Another summer has come to an end, issuing in a new school year. Technology will continue to play a major role in the lives of kids at home and in the classroom, and the Texas Cable Association (TCA) reminds parents to review procedures for keeping students safe online.

From protecting personal information to selecting strong passwords, the TCA covers several best digital practices. Read the Internet safety tips now to prepare for the back to school season.

June is Internet Safety Month


June marks the beginning of summer vacation, and more free time for kids to surf the internet. Learn how to protect yourself, your family and your devices with tips to connect safely from the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA).

For more resources, visit the Internet Safety page.

Celebrate Safer Internet Day Tomorrow

SID15Tuesday, Feb. 10, marks Safer Internet Day, organized each year to promote proper use of technology, especially among children. Hundreds of organizations celebrate the day, including the National Cable & Telecommunications Association.

To take part in Safer Internet Day, visit the official website for a list of events. Suddenlink customers can also find related internet safety information on the following Web pages:

Parental Controls for i-Guide Users

Parental Controls for Online Viewing

NCTA Launches New Parental Controls Site


Cable offers a wide array of programming that serves diverse audiences. To help families manage the programming that comes into their homes, the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA) has launched a new parental resource site,

The new site combines the existing and into a single resource for parents looking to learn about cable’s parental controls. Users will find tools aimed at helping parents and caregivers manage their children’s television and online experiences.

Suddenlink customers can find related information on the following Web pages:

Parental Controls for i-Guide Users

Parental Controls for Online Viewing

Site Offers Advice for Digital Age Parents


A recent article on A Platform for Good (PfG) provides guidance to parents navigating the modern digital world alongside their children. Understanding safety policies and online etiquette is becoming increasingly important for internet users of all ages.

According to the article, even young kids are tech-savvy, and frequently engage in video games, live chat feeds and social media platforms. The vast digital sphere can be frightening, but resources for protecting children online abound, including Suddenlink resources.

Learn to Use Technology Like Your Teen


A Platform for Good (PfG), an interactive website aimed at helping parents and teens navigate the digital world, recommends reaching out to teens and young children for help accessing the latest technologies.

In a recent article, PfG asks, “Why not take advantage of the young expert in your home?” The site, originally launched by the Family Online Safety Institute, encourages parents to learn more about the social apps, entertainment and virtual worlds their children experience on a daily basis.