Internet Data Privacy Day 2010: How to protect your kids (and yourself) online


Jan. 28 is Internet Data Privacy Day 2010 and it's a good day to take time to educate yourself about what you can do to protect you and your data on the Internet. It's also a great time to figure how you can be sure your kids aren't getting into trouble with their activities using the Internet.

Did you know that 93% of kids 12 to 17 are online? Also that the average 2- to 11-year-old streams more online video than their parents? What do they watch? YouTube is a popular spot, where more than 13 hours are uploaded to YouTube every minute.

According to the white paper on Digital Literacy and Citizenship in the 21st Century, "America's children are growing up in the center of a technological revolution. Digital media defines their lives in unprecedented ways; they spend more time online, texting, watching TV and movies, and playing video games than they do in school or with their parents."