The Internet needs your attention
It seems that overnight there is a whole new world for kids—and for you as a parent. If your child is not "online" already, he or she may soon be joining the 10 million children who are using the Internet (Find/SVP's 1997 American Internet User Survey).
The good news is that the online world offers children experiences that are educational and rewarding. In addition, being able to use the Internet effectively may increase a child's school performance and future job potential.
However, this new medium also can present unsafe situations. Just as you would not allow your child to wander alone into unknown territory, you also would not want him or her to interact on the Internet without parental guidance and supervision.
To help you keep your child safe online, there are links below for your use.
Internet Safety Resources for Children
- Net Smartz
- I-SAFE America - Protecting Children Online
- American Library Association, The Librarian's Guide To Cyberspace For Parents & Kids
- National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, Child Safety on the Information Highway
- National PTA-A Combined Strategy for Internet Safety
- McGruff's Internet Safety Pledge
- Victims of Internet Crimes Empowered