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05 Mar 02 Your Children And The Internet

With children able to get online easily today, it is more important than ever to provide some additional attention to their activities online. What you may not want to think about or know is that children are often the subjects of abuse on the web if not more. There are predators lurking and it is incredibly important for every parent to do something about this problem. The first thing that you need to do is to realize that your family needs protection.

Start off by talking to your children about being safe online. Not telling people their last name, not giving personal information out and to chat only with people that you approve are all good places to start. You can also help everyone by putting the computer in your home in an open area so that you can easily see what they are doing at any time. What’s more, teach them about online strangers and how they are just as dangerous as those that they could meet in public.

A key are the parental controls that many online service providers offer today. These can help you to monitor what they are doing and help you to keep them off of websites that they may not be right for. Protecting kids on the internet is a must.

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