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Old 07-29-2005, 10:25 AM
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What Do You Do To Keep Your Kids Safer Online?

Recently there has been a lot hype on TV about internet safety (The View and The Today Show) and since my company has done work with Netsmartz, an interactive educational program to keep kids safer online, I was wondering what you do to protect your kids from being victims. It is scary to think about all the sick people who are out there on the web
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I know there is a lot of software available that will either prevent children from going on sites that aren't on the parents' accepted sites list or will give the parents a list of sites that were visited, even if the child erases the history of the computer.

I have a friend who young teen son was able to visit a site that enticed him via cartoons. They asked for a tracking number from the parents' checkbook! So, beware if you leave your checkbook laying around. These children have no clue what is involved in the costs. The problem with the tracking number is that nobody ever asks for a SS# or even a security number that only the person who has the account with know. This is an area where somebody in the legal making decision arena in every county needs to crack down on the rules. jmo
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The only internet ready computer is this one, in the living room. I monitor my kids while they're online. If they don't like it, they're don't get to use it. If it becomes abused, it will be removed for them.
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Old 08-18-2005, 01:13 PM
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Beckri, I know that there might be only one computer in the house and you monitor it but things can still go on while you are not watching or even if they are at a friends house. It never hurts to be too safe -- you should check out Netsmartz. It is a very useful educational internet safety program that will help keep your kids to be safer online.

http://www.netsmartz.org/

You should check out the stories -- there are some pretty scary ones
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Our computer is in our living room, too. At this time I am able to keep an eye on things when my kids are on the computer.

I'm trying to teach my son the good and bad aspects of the Internet.

I'm not sure what we are going to do in the coming future as far as "watching him". I will continue to do lots of talking with him in hopes that when he is alone, that he will make good choices while on the computer.
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