It is important to keep our children safe when they are on-line and using other media. Below are resources that give you information about on-line safety, blocking objectionable information on wireless devices, distracted driving, and emergency situations – such as Amber Alerts and the nationwide Emergency Alert System.

On-line Safety

  • Practical information about talking to children and teenagers about on-line safety including social networking, cyberbullying, using mobile phones safely, and protecting the family computer. Read More…

Block Objectionable Content on Wireless Phones/Devices

  • You can protect your children by blocking objectionable content on their cell phones and other mobile devices. Learn How…

Distracted Driving – Don't Text and Drive

  • According to AAA, nearly 50 percent of teens admit to texting while driving. Remember - no one should text and drive. Be an example for your children and if you need to text or talk on the phone, pull over to a safe place. For more information about how to talk to your teen about safe driving, Read More…

In Case of Emergency

  • AMBER Alerts, part of the Emergency Alert System (EAS), aid in the rescue of children in the most serious child-abduction cases. Learn More…
  • Emergency Alert System (EAS) The national public warning system that lets the President use all forms of communication – including TV, radio, cable, satellite and others – to address the American public during a national emergency. Learn More…
  • Communicate with Your Family During Emergencies Learn the three Priority Services of any emergency communications strategy. Learn More…

Be Advertising Savvy

  • Every day, your child is exposed to advertising – not just on TV and online, but on buses, buildings, and even inside their classrooms. Many ads target kids ages 8 to 12. Given what kids see and hear around them, it's important for them to know how to decode and understand ads. Learn More… 

Consumer Help Center

For more information on consumer issues, visit the FCC’s Consumer Help Center at https://consumercomplaints.fcc.gov.

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Date Last Updated/Reviewed: 
Saturday, November 7, 2015