Because of my work with KidsEmail, I have Google alerts set up for keywords such as online predator, online safety, Internet safety, etc… I found it interesting that a newspaper as large as the “Dallas Morning News” published a simple list of online safety tips for parents.
I liked number 4–use parental controls. But as the recommendation stated, parents still need to talk to their children about online safety. Predators find new ways to disguise themselves every day. Sometimes they pose as a peer just to gain the child’s trust.
While KidsEmail is a great program for protecting children online, nothing replaces your role as a parent. Talk to your children about what they are doing online.
Here’s a link to the article: http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/education/stories/DN-fronlinebox2_19met.ART.Central.Edition1.4b761d9.html