Tips for parents to help them watch over their child's online persona:
1) Encourage your child to share their online profile with you.
2) Encourage your child to make you a "friend" in their face book profile or other online site
3) Tell them to NEVER USE personal identifiers (ie name, address, etc.)
4) Utilize Search engines and "look up" your child's name
For more information on this topic, read Yahoo's online parenting guide on "Teaching Children About Online Risks."
About Heather Cabot
Yahoo! Web Life Editor Heather Cabot is a former TV reporter and network news anchor who combines her editorial background with an every woman perspective to offer insight on consumer interests. From tips, tricks and trends to unique uses of the Web, Heather is your personal guide to all things online. She is also the founder and editor-in-chief of the Well Mom (www.thewellmom.com), a new weekly e-zine that empowers and inspires moms to better care for themselves.