NetSmartz is a very informative site geared towards aiding with the awareness efforts on how to better protect our kids while online. They have an excellent collection of data pertaining to how bad the situation is on the gap between parents understanding what their teens are doing online below: […]
Teen Internet Safety Study
A survey commissioned by Cox Communications and NCMEC2 found that
Teen Internet Usage and Attitudes about Safety Present Potential Risks but also Opportunities for Education and a Role for Watchful Parents and Guardians […]
Cyber-bullying uses the new forms of digital communication technologies to repeatedly harass others. A cyber-bully is someone who uses technology to harass, embarrass, intimidate, or stalk someone else.
The methods used can include emails, instant messaging, text-messages, digital photos and all other means of electronic communications. […]
Parents do not allow their kids access to adult content while reading a magazine or watching TV, so the same should be taken into consideration when it comes to using the computer and mobile phone. Yes, mobile phones too. Ideally, parents would like to shoulder surf while their kids are on the Internet, but the reality is that’s not always possible. Teaching kids to use the Internet properly and not to disclose personal information as describe in a recent article is a very important step in keeping them safe, but adding a bit of insurance with an Internet content filtering software geared towards protecting kids can also compliment a potential dangerous situation. […]