Parents Internet Guide - Parental Controls

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

Friday, March 03, 2006

Online Safety, What Parents Need to Know

Keeping kids safe online means teaching them to be smart, responsible users of the Internet. Here's some information for children of all ages from WiredSafety.com:

Teach Your Children To:
  • Think before they click: With whom are they chatting or e-mailing, what are they saying and how are they saying it? Will the person on the other end know they are joking?
  • Walk away from the computer and "Take 5" before responding to something that upsets them online.

  • Avoid spreading rumors, assisting in cyberbullying or sharing private communications online.
  • Follow the golden rule of cyberspace: Don't do anything online that you wouldn't do in real life.

  • For age specific online safety tips read the Online Safety Kit.

    11 Comments:

    • At 3:37 PM, Blogger --- said…

      I find it hilarious how your talking about how dangerous the internet is and how it's very bad to give out information about yourself over the internet, but just on the personal side of your blog I know the only thing you have protecting your house is a cat and a locked door, your name is Becca, your young(just out of college), I could find you at the beach, Kevin Smith concert, Devil Rays, and your living alone..

       
    • At 5:24 AM, Blogger Peterson said…

      Its a big problems today.Seem like everybody is online.If parent check on the kid when he is online, he'll said that we don't trust him. Thanks for sharing.
      parent

       
    • At 7:49 AM, Blogger jon said…

      only allow the approved sites to be viewed. WebAllow can set it up http://www.weballow.com

       
    • At 1:06 PM, Blogger whiteshark0121 said…

      We can't personally watch our kids everytime they go to the internet, that's why we need a software to watch over them. There is a software at TUKI (http://www.tuki.com)that is free to download and totally safe for kids.

       
    • At 6:22 PM, Blogger Ed said…

      I still believe that parents need to monitor the internet browsing of their kids. Parental control software is just an aid to minimize the kid's exposure to websites not fitted for them. I'm posting some simple computer tips on my blog I hope you will drop by http://ed-allaboutcomputer.blogspot.com/

       
    • At 6:24 PM, Blogger Ed said…

      I still believe that the parents need to monitor their kids internet browsing. Parental control software is just an aid to minimize the kids exposure to websites not fitted for them. I'm posting simple computer tips on my site I hope you will drop by http://ed-allaboutcomputer.blogspot.com/

       
    • At 6:11 AM, Blogger sana said…

      Hello there, You have done an incredible job. I will certainly digg it and personally suggest to my friends. I am sure they will be benefited from this web site.
      Internet Safety Tips

       
    • At 12:48 AM, Blogger Jessica said…

      You have made valid points here. Internet safety for kids are indeed these days as they are exposed to bad and good.

       
    • At 9:33 PM, Blogger John Robb said…

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    • At 9:35 PM, Blogger John Robb said…

      Made some great points here. I monitor my kids with an invisible keylogger / spyware software called
      HawkLogger

      https://www.hawkcontrol.com

       
    • At 1:43 AM, Blogger Isabel Bent said…

      You have some honest ideas about the parental control for cell phones share here I really get many information and discovered most peoples will agree with your blog.
      stay safe online

       

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