Internet Tips For Parents

What can you do as parents to help protect your child online?

Parents need to educate themselves and become comfortable with the Internet. Communicate the dangers and risks of being online with your children.

Supervise your children on the Internet just as you would monitor what movies and TV shows they watch and the places they go with their friends.

You would not let your children open the door to a stranger, so don’t let them spend long hours online alone.

Using products that can be purchased in computer stores and on the Internet, you can track your child’s use of the Internet and block objectionable material from reaching your household. But remember; no product can fulfill all your needs. There is no substitute for your involvement.

Pay attention to your children because, if you don’t, someone else might.

Here are a few tips to help you get started:

Grooming for Online Predators

The Internet is a wonderful tool for learning. Unfortunately, it is also a powerful tool for predators that prey upon innocent children. Did you know?

  • Internet crime is the fastest growing crime in the U.S., and children are the fastest growing victim pool
  • Over 75% of Internet crimes involving sexual solicitations of children and exposure to unwanted pornography is not reported to police or parents
  • In the U.S., 95% of schools are now connected to the Internet
  • Over 45 million children ages 10 through 17 use the Internet. Among them: