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What Is “Shared Responsibility” When It Comes to Keeping Children Safe Online?

More parents and caregivers see their child’s online safety as a “shared responsibility” with tech companies. Here’s what that means for you and your family.

By: Yolanda Parks

Angie Porow is a marketing strategist and the mother of a very tech-savvy 9-year-old son. Early on, she knew it was imperative that she and her husband explain to their son the rules associated with having a safe and enjoyable online experience.

“We learned to coach him and empower him not to watch something that wasn’t appropriate, and how to recognize what’s not appropriate, because we just can’t catch everything,” Porow says. “We had to help him understand you’re going to see these things, but it doesn’t mean it’s necessarily what we believe in.”

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