Keeping Children Safe Online During COVID-19 Social Distancing

March 26, 2020 by Steve Blossom, Christine Tetherly-Lewis


With children across the world spending more time at home due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, they are also likely spending more time online as parents and caregivers try to keep kids entertained, educated, and relaxed.

We recommend reviewing cyber safety tips and implementing precautionary measures to keep your kids safe online. To help you navigate this topic during this unprecedented time, we've updated our complimentary cyber safety content for parents and caregivers. You can download our guide and flyer below.

Guide: Cyber Safety Tips for Parents and Caregivers

Our experienced cybersecurity team has compiled their most recommended online safety tips for children ages 3-18 in a convenient, printable guide. The guide also includes additional resources for further reading. Topics include:

  • Keeping older kids safe at home if you cannot be home with them
  • Implementing content controls, filtering, and monitoring
  • Practicing healthy media habits as a family
  • Teaching stranger and cyberbullying awareness
  • Encouraging social media and texting limits
  • Raising awareness of distracted driving and its dangers
  • Freezing credit reports and implementing other online privacy measures
  • And more

Download our guide below for more information.

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Flyer: 8 Ways to Keep Kids Safe Online

Keep internet safety top of mind at home with this flyer of our top 8 tips for keeping children safe online.

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Cyber Awareness Resources Page

Our Cyber Awareness Resources page compiles all of our cyber awareness content in one place, including blog posts, downloadable content, Threat Intelligence alerts, and more.

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About the Authors

We’d like to thank the following ACA team members for helping to develop these resources:

Steve Blossom is ACA's Chief Information Officer. Prior to ACA, he was the CISO and VP of Information Security responsible for the global information risk and cybersecurity program at Ares Management LLP, a multi-national alternative asset manager with over $100 billion under management across credit and private equity strategies.

Christine Tetherly-Lewis is a Senior Principal Consultant based in Massachusetts. She has over 15 years of experience in technology and risk in the financial and banking sectors. Most recently, she served as Vice President of Information Technology at Centreville Savings Bank where she was responsible for overall management, implementation, and support of all technology for the bank’s seven branches. Previously, she was a Director of Technology at Providence Equity Partners, a global private equity firm with over $45 billion under management.