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Parent Guide to Internet Safety

Parent Guide to Internet Safety
Dear Parent: Our children are our nation’s most valuable asset. They represent the bright future of our country and hold our hopes for a better nation. Our children are also the most vulnerable members of society. Protecting our children against the fear of crime and from becoming victims of crime must be a national priority. Unfortunately the same advances in computer and telecommunication technology that allow our children to reach out to new sources of knowledge and cultural experiences are also leaving them vulnerable to exploitation and harm by computer-sex offenders. I hope that this pamphlet helps you to begin to understand the complexities of online child exploitation. Introduction While on-line computer exploration opens a world of possibilities for children, expanding their horizons and exposing them to different cultures and ways of life, they can be exposed to dangers as they hit the road exploring the information highway. You find pornography on your child’s computer.

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What Is Safe Connects? While 99% of all that happens on the net is positive and safe which is very similar to the real world, educating teens about Internet safety helps keep them safe and enables them to enjoy the riches available to them online. Safe Connects is differentiated from other Internet safety programs because students use “straight talk” to discuss topics that are important to teens. This program has established a “student-teaching-students-and-parents” model for school systems throughout America. Younger students respond well to being taught by older Net Literacy student volunteers There are five components of this program:

Censorship Child Safety Online We have also compiled a selection of useful links to other websites related to Internet safety, censorship and child safety issues, including some interactive sites for children. Overview Traditionally, online services have been oriented towards adults, but that's changing. The majority of schools are now online and in many homes children are logging on to commercial services, private bulletin boards and the Internet.

Keeping Kids Safe Online If your child is surfing the Web, you need to be paddling right alongside him — or at least observing him carefully from the shore. While the Internet offers goodies galore (educational materials, fun games, and connections with people all over the world), it can also pose risks to your child's physical safety and emotional well-being. Here's what is appealing — and what's dangerous — about several popular ways kids use the Internet, along with suggested rules to keeping kids safe online. The bottom line: Communicate with your child. Online Safety Guide Home / Kids' Safety / Safety Guide Keeping children safe on the Internet is everyone's job. Parents need to stay in close touch with their kids as they explore the Internet.Teachers need to help students use the Internet appropriately and safely.Community groups, including libraries, after-school programs, and others should help educate the public about safe surfing.Kids and teens need to learn to take responsibility for their own behavior -- with guidance from their families and communities.It's not at all uncommon for kids to know more about the Internet and computers than their parents or teachers.

Welcome, Parents You don’t have to be a computer expert to keep your child safe online. You can help your child become a responsible, ethical digital citizen with healthy online relationships. To do that, you’ll use the same successful parenting skills that you’re already using at home. Resilient digital citizens recognize and seek out the 3Cs—appropriate contact, content, and conduct—in all digital settings (e.g., iPods,instant messaging, chat, computer games, game consoles, cell phones, text messaging, webcams). To help you teach your children to safely and ethically use their digital devices, iKeepSafe has created the following programs: Copyright and Creativity for Ethical Digital Citizens

New VGT partner Kik Takes Steps to Combat Exploitation of Minors – Virtual Global Taskforce 10 March 2015 Kik Interactive has taken two important steps towards preventing exploitation of minors in its chat app, Kik. The Waterloo-based company has become the first Canadian company to adopt Microsoft PhotoDNA Cloud Service, an industry-leading technology used to detect exploitative images, and has joined the Virtual Global Taskforce (VGT), a global anti-child abuse organization. Turning Students into Good Digital Citizens Via The Journal Schools have always been charged with the task of producing good citizens. But how has our definition of a “good citizen” changed over the ages?

Protecting Your Child’s Privacy Online As a parent, you have control over the personal information companies collect online from your kids under 13. The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act gives you tools to do that. The Federal Trade Commission, the nation’s consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule.

Hi, im sorry i only speak english fluently, i picked up on the FBI and porographie, juvenile. So i deduce FBI crack down on juveniles being taking advantage of and even used in pornographic materials etc....SHAMEFULL they should lock the pedos up and let them get abused by thosemore advanced in such things .. nuff said by seektruthnow Apr 19