Internet Safety for Kids

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Monitoring Child's Internet Use and other expert advice at FamilyEducation.com

Here's some good piece of advice for monitoring your children's Internet surfing habits. I'm a believer that a child should not be given free reign to do as she/he pleases. Much like I don't condone tv within the bedroom. It's your job to set clear guidelines for your children. You can find a link within the free newsletter for helping with the development of a contract with your children on setting these guidelines. Just visit http://www.children-internet-safety.com.

Monitoring Child's Internet Use and other expert advice at FamilyEducation.com: "Family Safety Expert Advice from Gavin de Becker

Question: My son is on the Internet every day after school and often through the evening. Although I drop in his room to see what he's looking at and who he's communicating with, I can't be there all the time. What do you suggest?

Answer: Some families keep the computer in a common area of the house (kitchen, den, etc.) so that kids are not assured of being alone when on the Internet. An option I recommend if your son has a computer in his room is to have a second screen that displays exactly what appears on your son's computer. This is an easy thing to wire, and can cost as little as a couple hundred dollars -- or nothing, if you use the monitor from an old computer."

Regards,
Victor Kimura

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Tuesday, May 30, 2006

The Benefits of the Internet on Children

Benefits of Internet:

Thus, I will briefly summarize the benefits of Internet use by your children.

1) It allows them to find rich, cultural and educational information readily. Sites like www.howstuffworks, www.cnn.com, www.discovery.com, www.pbs.org are great sites for both up-to-date news and educational content. Other subjects can include sports, weather, shopping, health, information on local schools and governments and what is happening around the world.

2) One of the greatest benefits your children will see is they can now communicate with their friends in every possible way and interact with them. Technologically, they will be able to “talk” with their peers in every conceivable way whether it is via email, instant messaging via their cell or computer or share pictures and ideas from social network sites such as www.myspace.com. It gives them a feeling of belonging and helps them form who they are. Of course, there can be extremes to these cases and you will, consequently, need to monitor their usage.

3) Your children will be able to keep not only in touch with their friends online locally but they can communicate with relatives half-way around the world. They can keep in touch with their grandparents, cousins or friends from overseas and simultaneously talk and view with them live. Things like this were not possible even ten years ago.

4) Of course, children love to play their favorite computer game. This doesn’t necessarily the extreme, violent games. The benefit to your children could be the educational computer games. Many games are interactive and have great learning elements to them.

5) Access to up-to-date news and information, what is happening in the world and what events that are going on locally are important for your children’s development and learning. It gets them involved in the world and the Internet may answer many questions they have.

6) They will develop essential IT and other job-related skills.

7) They can collaborate on school projects, make new friends online as penpals, learn good netiquette rules and so much more.

So what are some of the risks to your children when they are online and you are away at work or in the other room watching television or cooking? If you have a Teenager in your household you may wish to call 1800-843-5678 for a copy of “Teen Safety on the Information Highway” or visit www.safeteens.com.



Regards,

Victor Kimura



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Child Internet Protection

Protecting your children has been a top priority since the day they were born. Telling your children “Don’t talk to strangers” or “Don’t accept that lollipop” applies well to the real world but it seems a lot more difficult when that rule is applied to the online world of computers and the Internet. So what do you, as a parent, do and what do you tell your children? How do you protect your child or children from the online predators of today and other dangers such as pornography and other questionable material you do not wish your children to be reading or viewing? The dangers to children using the Internet have only recently come to the forefront of concerns. One of five children has been sexually solicited online; one of four children has been sent pictures of naked people; the first death of a child linked directly to an online predator was May 21, 2002. These numbers can be a shock to some. So is it recommended to stop children from using the Internet and the computer altogether? Well, certainly that is one way but there are many benefits to your child using the computer and the Internet.


Regards,

Victor Kimura



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FREE Tips and Easy Steps for Your Kid's

Safety. Learn How to Significantly Increase

Your Kid's Safety from Online Predators.

Download the FREE guide Right Now!


http://www.children-internet-safety.com




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