The AVG Digital Diaries survey of parents with 10-13 year old children highlights how confusing it is for families to support healthy development and positive values in the digital age.  Being a parent of a child who has a cell phone, a profile on a digital social network and a video game console, means doing your best to set limits.

However, in a world where change happens fast, it can be a struggle to find the balance between snooping and privacy.

Your attitude and ability to communicate respectfully will impact the experience that the whole family has in making sure that Internet safety software truly sets limits and guidelines.  The conversation that you have around safety, trust and respect is often as important as actually using Internet safety software.

The great part about these conversations is that they can provide a blueprint for other areas where the balance between freedom and restrictions needs clear limits and guidelines.

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