CARU Parent’s Corner

Website Safety Information for Parents

Welcome to the CARU Corner for Parents and Educators

CARU is pleased to provide this information to help you guide your children through our brave new world of mass media and digital technology. The purpose of this section is threefold: to provide guidance to help you keep your children safe on the Internet; to provide you with basic information on the do’s and don’ts of advertising directed to children; and to help you to teach your children about advertising literacy.

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SOS — Safety on Screen: Keeping Your Children Safe on the Internet

The most important thing that parents can do to keep their children safe on the Internet is to talk to children about the Internet.

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Online Safety Resources

There are some great sites out there with important information on Internet safety and advertising literacy. This list is regularly updated.

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How to File a Consumer Complaint

CARU handles complaints involving National Advertising in all media directed to children under 12 years old. CARU also examines Internet and mobile advertising and online privacy concerns for children under 13 years old. If you believe you have found advertising or website practices that violate CARU’s Guidelines, please use this form to alert CARU to your concern.

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