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>>>CHILDREN SPEND MORE TIME ONLINE THAN WATCHING TV. 12 HOURS A WEEK ON LAPTOPS, TABLETS OR PHONES MAKING THEM MORE VULNERABLE TO PREDATORS THAN EVER BEFORE.>>>ABC ACTION NEWS REPORTER SEAN DALY SHOWS US THERE ARE NEW WAYS TO PROTECT YOUR KIDS. STRUCK BEFORE KIDS COULD USE COMPUTERS AT THE LIBRARY THEY HAVE TO TAKE AN ONLINE COURSE CALLED NETSMARTZ. JUST THIS WEEK GOOGLE LAUNCHED A FREE ONLINE GAME TO KEEP YOU AND YOUR KIDS CYBER SAFE.>>I TRIED TO TRICK YOU.>>REPORTER: 10-YEAR-OLD KAYLENE IS PLAYING INTERNALLY AND. GOOGLE’S NEW GAME EDUCATING KIDS ABOUT IDENTITY THIEVES, HACKERS AND SUSPICIOUS CHARACTERS. SPOT THEY WANT HER BIRTHDAY AND MOTHER’S MAIDEN NAME. DOES THAT SOUND SUSPICIOUS?>>REPORTER: THERE ARE MORE KIDS ONLINE THAN BEFORE. BECAUSE OF PHONES MARKETS ONLINE ALONE. IT IS GETTING HARDER TO KEEP THEM SAFE.>>WE ARE TALKING ABOUT MOBILE WERE KIDS ARE OFTEN ON THEIR OWN.>>REPORTER: PARENTS HAVE TO STAY INVOLVED.>>I WILL GO TO MY MOM BEFORE I DOWNLOAD.>>REPORTER: PARENTS SHOULD BROWSE SITE SIDE-BY-SIDE WITH KIDS TO SEE WHERE THEY ARE GOING, HOW MUCH INFO THEY ARE GIVING OUT. IF KIDS SENT SOMETHING IS FISHY, THEY SHOULD TELL MOM AND DAD IMMEDIATELY WITHOUT FEAR OF GETTING IN TROUBLE CREATING UNIQUE PASSWORDS IS ALSO KEY. AND ENTER LAND HAS EYEHOLE ADVENTURE.>>WHEN YOU SEE ME AROUND TOWN YOU CAN SAY, SMELLY WATER, HOW HAVE YOU BEEN?>>REPORTER: EXPERTS RECOMMEND PUTTING FILTERS ON YOUR SEARCH ENGINES. ON GOOGLE GO TO THE RIGHT CORNER

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