Internet Safety Month Articles
Since June is internet safety month, I will be posting relevant articles that I find throughout the month.
Monitoring kids online: Parents are better safety check than software
By Tom Abate , Scripps Howard
Neil Rubenking, lead software analyst for PC Magazine, shared his personal strategy for exercising parental control over how his two children surf the World Wide Web:
“I’m sitting in my home office and through the door, I can see my kids,” he said, adding that putting computers in common rooms, rather than bedrooms, is one low-tech way he has chosen to protect his 11- and 14-year-olds from either straying into or seeking out the seamy side of cyberspace.
Internet Safety Month, Part 8: Social Networking Safety
This month, I have been posting a series of essays about how parents can deal with potentially objectionable online content or contacts to coincide with “National Internet Safety Month.” (Here are parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7). In this series, I have been talking about how parents need to adopt a “layered” approach to online child protection that involves many tools and strategies. And such an approach is certainly needed to address social networking activities.