Parents Internet Guide - Parental Controls

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Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Keep Kids Safe Site

The Internet Keep Safe Coalition is an organization founded by state governors and first spouses in an effort to promote Internet safety. According to the site:
Studies show that 1 in 5 youth using the Internet receive an online sexual solicitation in a 1 year period, and 29% of children will freely give out their home address if asked.

So iKeepSafe created a cartoon character, Faux Paw the Techno Cat, as their mascot and the site uses a bunch of interactive games and cartoons to teach Internet safety. The site has free stuff for kids and downloadable worksheets for parents and kids to work on together. There is also a section for parents to read up on the latest Internet Safety news. The most recent article is dated as of yesterday.

I think it's a great idea, but definitely geared toward younger kids. Of course, reaching them when they're young is the best start. Also, check out the Family Web Watch site review.

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