With kids as young as 6 having access to iPhones and iPads, watching what children do online is getting more complicated.
Even Top of the World fifth-graders are using the photo app Instagram, according to Principal Ron LaMotte.
On June 5, parents gathered in the Laguna Beach High School library to hear tips on how to protect their kids online.
Parents may not be there 24/7 to observe their kids' online activity, so the message was simple: communicate.
Jackie Parker, who works in technology services for the Laguna Beach Unified School District, and Asst. Principal Bob Billinger drilled the importance of explaining the lasting effects of online publishing and how actions such as nasty messages or inappropriate photos could lead to criminal charges. On a smaller scale, inappropriate photos and posts online can affect a person's chances of getting a job or attending college.