Parental guidance

If you’re a Postal Service employee who is sheltering at home with your children during the coronavirus pandemic, the organization wants you to monitor their online activity.

Many schools are closed, so youngsters are probably online more than ever — either doing schoolwork or entertaining themselves, which could potentially expose them to questionable content, scammers and predators.

Setting restrictions on home computers and other personal devices can help protect children and prevent unauthorized individuals from gaining access to your personal information.

To further protect children online, the CyberSafe at USPS team offers these tips:

• Ensure all security software is up to date on your personal and work devices.

• Monitor your children’s online activity, including interactive video games that have chatting capabilities.

• When children are online, ask what they are doing and who they are communicating with.

Reminder: USPS-issued computers and mobile devices should never be used by family members for any reason.

The CyberSafe at USPS Blue and LiteBlue pages have additional information on cybersecurity best practices.