Parents Internet Guide - Parental Controls

A Parent's Guide to the Internet and it's Dangers to Children, and Parental Controls software information.

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

StandUp! Against Cyberbullying

Experts in Internet safety tell parents its OK to snoop. Checking a kid's cell phone or computer usage is a good thing says The Empower Program, which is a national, non-profit organization who work to create safe schools and communities by stomping out all kinds of bullying. Unicel, a wireless phone service, has teamed up with Empower to create StandUp!, a speaking tour about the harms of cyberbullying. According to the speaker, using parental control software on your computer is essential. The most common ways children harass each other over the Internet is through blogs and IMs. Monitoring these mediums is necessary.

If you know your child is using AIM or Yahoo! Messenger, check out this monitoring software targeted specifically for those programs. It's a good place to start.

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