WHAT CAN YOU, AS A PARENT, DO FOR YOUR CHILD(REN)?
Please take the time to follow some simple steps below to help safeguard their Internet experience.
Place your computer in the family room or another open area of your home, or use the computer together at the library.
Establish clear ground rules for Internet use for your kids. Decide whether or not to use parental control tools or protective software.
Take the time to see what your kids are doing online and what their interests are.
Teach kids never to give out their personal information to people they meet online, especially in public places like chat rooms and bulletin boards.
Tell your children not to respond when they receive offensive or dangerous email, chat, or other communications.
Instruct your child never to plan a face-to-face meeting alone with online acquaintances.
WHAT ARE THE RISKS?
In this day and age, it's more important than ever to make sure that kids stay safe on the Internet. The Internet is a great resource for finding information, but it's important that kids and parents are aware of the potential dangers.