Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Parents Guide to Online Safety

We all know that the Internet can be a fun place and a useful resource for teens. But it is also full of risks and dangers. No one person can ensure teen online safety. However, parents play the biggest role in keeping teens safe online. Parents must be willing to elicit the support and advice of other parents, educators, online safety specialists, and teens themselves to be successful. It takes a village to raise a child. It takes the concerted efforts of all of us, working together, to make sure teens are safe online.

Every parent should have an online safety plan for their teens. Below are some suggestions on how you should go about developing one for you and your teens.

Here is a list of some of the popular online safety websites:

Common Sense Media
Child Safety Network
Cyber Angels
Family Tech Talk
Get Net Wise
iSafe America
Kids Online Resources
Microsoft Security At Home
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
Net Family News
Net Smartz Kids
Safe Kids
Safe Teens
Stay Safe
Stop Cyberbullying
Teen Angels
Web Wise Kids
Wired Kids
Wired Safety
Wired Teens
Wired with Wisdom
Yahooligans! Parents' Guide

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