Let’s Talk TikTok Challenges

TikTok has been a source of refuge and fun for many, both before and especially during the pandemic. Like YouTube, Instagram, and many apps before it, TikTok users are seeing a rise in “challenges” and our kids are looking to recreate them for either entertainment, a sense of belonging or a desire for their 15 minutes of fame. Trend Micro’s Lynette Owens discussed TikTok challenges with Diana Graber, founder of Cyber Civics/Cyberwise and author of “Raising Humans in a Digital World: Helping Kids Build a Healthy Relationship with Technology.”

Free On-Demand Parent Webinars: Gaming, Social Media, and More

Trend Micro’s Internet Safety for Kids and Families’ free webinar series educates communities on a wide range of topics and challenges facing families online today.


Internet Safety FAQs

Nine common questions and detailed answers, from dealing with cyberbullying to avoiding fake apps.

Cell Phone and Smartphone FAQs

“At what age should my child get a cell phone?” “What rules should I set?” and other important questions about safe and appropriate cell phone use by kids.

Technology, Schools, and Education FAQs

Tech use at school is a lot more present than it used to be! Get the answers you need about combining virtual schooling with work-from-home parents, videochatting rules, maintaining privacy controls, and more.

Parent Tips

Tips for Introducing New Tech to Kids

Common-sense steps to help your family introduce new technology and instill good habits from the start.

10 Ways To Continue the Conversation at Home

The best way for families to develop good Internet skills is to have ongoing conversations about what it means to use the Internet in safe, positive, and productive ways.

The Kids’ View

Popular Apps That Are Probably on Your Child’s Phone

Wondering what that new icon is? You might find it on this list.

Easy Teacher Appreciation Ideas Parents Can Use

Parents: You Should Know This Internet Slang

A lot more kids are spending a lot more time on Internet-enabled devices these days. Study our list of common Internet terms and practices to stay in the know.


Privacy and Balance Pledge

Suggested guidelines for your family to develop (together) a commitment to behaving responsibly and safely online.
Free download.

Family Internet Safety Promise

Suggested “house rules” for your family to develop (together) about when, where, and how long to be online.
Free download.

Social Media and Internet Safety Resources

A collection of sites with information for parents to help teach kids to be safe and responsible users of the Internet, social media, and personal technology. Bookmark this page on your desktop, or add it to your device’s home screen to access it easily!

En Español

Continúa la conversación en casa con tu familia

Diez preguntas para ayudar a las familias a hablar sobre el uso de Internet de manera segura, positiva y productiva.

Para hacer juntos: Compromiso de privacidad y equilibrio

Pautas sugeridas para que su familia desarrolle (juntos) un compromiso de comportarse de manera responsable y segura en línea.
Descarga gratis.

Para hacer juntos: Promesa familiar de seguridad en internet

Sugeridas “reglas de la casa” para que tu familia las desarrolle (juntas) sobre cuándo, dónde y cuánto tiempo estar en línea.
Descarga gratis.

More Resources From Trend Micro

Internet Safety Resources for Kids and Families

Webinars, guides, and other helpful links.

Webinar: Setting Up Your Home for Remote Work and Learning

This webinar explores the steps you need to take to set up life online safely and successfully in your home.

Webinar: Tips for Setting New Screen Time Rules

Dr. Michael Rich from the Center on Media and Child Health shares the key to successfully managing screen time with your kids.

Webinar: Supporting Physical, Mental, and Digital Wellness

Trend Micro’s Lynette Owens is joined by guest Dr. Michael Rich, Director of the Center on Media and Child Health, to discuss everything from the essence of true friendships to how we build a global village where authenticity is at the core of social media.

Should You Friend Your Kids on Social Media?

Tips for balancing your kids’ (and your own) privacy with the guidance they need to learn good decisionmaking.

Talking to Kids About Free Apps, Advertising, and Their Personal Information

The popularity of many of the apps that we use today is largely driven by the fact that they’re free. The cost to us is our personal information.