How to keep your kids safe online: Protect them by reading the fine print

The best part of the holiday season is watching the kids play, playing, playing.

But this year, parents are putting their kids’ online safety at the forefront.

The Washington Times/ABC News Poll found that the number of parents who say they are concerned about online safety has tripled over the past year, from 7 percent in the spring of 2016 to 31 percent in December of this year.

While the majority of parents said they would like to see more safety policies in place, nearly one in three (29 percent) say they aren’t sure what they want to see happen, and 18 percent say they don’t have a clear preference.

Parents are also concerned about the cyberbullying trend that has spread to schools, colleges, and universities, especially in the last year.

Nearly half (46 percent) of parents say they worry about online harassment, and nearly one-third (34 percent) said they worry a lot about the trend.

Parents also say they’re more concerned about cyberbullies online than on their personal social media sites.

Forty-two percent of parents worry about cyber bullying on social media, compared with 17 percent who worry about bullying on personal social networking sites (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Tumblr).

While a majority of American parents say that cyberbullied or harassed students are not always a big problem on their private social networking accounts, the poll found that most parents also say that the behavior is a problem on school grounds.

The most common problem parents cite as a reason for not using school-approved social media are that the students are being bullied or harassed, or that they don�t have the time to read or research their messages.

While there are many schools that allow students to use private social networks, the Washington Times Poll found the use of social media by students has grown in the past decade.

Parents say that they worry more about the safety of students using the social networks than on those social networks.

The poll also found that parents are concerned that social media platforms will become the main place to find out the latest news about schools and students.

Ninety-seven percent of the parents polled said they feel like the news is available to them on social platforms more than on a school website.