Top 3 Internet Safety Tips:
- Invest in good-quality filtering software
- Keep the communication lines open between you and your children
- Be sure to locate your computer in an open area of your home where you can monitor their computer use
Here is a list of helpful websites regarding internet safety.
www.csn.org -Child Safety Network – free child safety info pack & monthly newsletters.
www.kids.getnetwise.org/safetyguide – Online safety tips listed by age & risks listed by technology.
www.safekids.com/kidsrules – A list of “I will not…” statements to follow while using the internet.
www.netsmartz.org – Short animated videos about many topics for internet safety, plus games & activities.
www.safeteens.com – Tips for teen safety, articles, parental guidelines, and helpful links.
www.loveourchildrenusa.org/parent_cyberbullying.php – An informative webpage for parents full of facts on cyber-bullying as well as prevention ideas.
www.netmom.com – Click on Net-Mom Approved Websites for Kids for lists of appropriate and fun sites for babies and toddlers, preschoolers, elementary kids and families.
Be informed so that you can keep your kids safe, regardless of their age!
– Adapted from the article written for the July-August 2008 issue of Mom’s Moments. www.momsmoments.ca/pdfs