More than 60 domain names have been registered under the name of Santa Claus, offering children a wide range of opportunity to email St. Nick their Christmas list. Unfortunately, some of these websites may not be trustworthy and can potentially be a dangerous way to share personal information. Better Business Bureau (BBB) is advising parents to exercise caution before letting children write to Santa online this holiday season.
“Writing to Santa has been a long lasting tradition, and writing to Santa online is certainly easy,” said Matthew Fehling, BBB President/CEO. “But it is important for adults to review sites carefully to determine who is seeking the information, how it will be used and if it will be shared with third parties.”
CARU offers the following ‘Dear Santa’ site tips to help parents and children stay safe online this holiday season:
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