Parents, children get Internet safety tips

April 25th, 2010 | Filed under: Family Safety, Internet Safety, Security | No Comments »

Teaching your children how to use the internet safely:

The message hammered home by Tucker was for parents to keep open the lines of communications with their children. He hit on every social networking site, including Facebook and MySpace, and demonstrated how too much information makes children prime targets for sexual predators. He used a young girl’s MySpace page to show how anyone could track her whereabouts because of her disclosure of her photograph, hometown, where she likes to shop and where she goes to school. Posted photographs added other clues.

Read the whole story here.


Internet Safety Tips for Kids

March 15th, 2010 | Filed under: Family Safety, Internet Safety | 1 Comment »

Source: http://www.fbi.gov/kids/k5th/safety2.htm

There are some very important things that you need to keep in mind when you’re on your computer at home or at school.

  • First, remember never to give out personal information such as your name, home address, school name, or telephone number in a chat room or on bulletin boards. Also, never send a picture of yourself to someone you chat with on the computer without your parent’s permission.

  • Never write to someone who has made you feel uncomfortable or scared.

  • Do not meet someone or have them visit you without the permission of your parents.

  • Tell your parents right away if you read anything on the Internet that makes you feel uncomfortable.

  • Remember that people online may not be who they say they are. Someone who says that “she” is a “12-year-old girl” could really be an older man.

Wonderful Internet Safety Sites for Parents, Educators, and Children

March 10th, 2010 | Filed under: Child Proofing, Family Safety, Internet Safety | No Comments »

The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children and Boys & Girls Clubs of America have created a great site for parents regarding internet safety. There’s an interactive section designed just for kids, and information for parents, law enforcement, and teachers.

Visit the main site: http://www.netsmartz.org/index.aspx

Children’s site: http://www.netsmartzkids.org/indexFL.htm

Educators site: http://www.netsmartz.org/educators.htm