We have all heard the phrase, “When it rains it pours”. Well, in this case it is a good thing. My last post was about Donna Rice Hughes, President and CEO of Enough is Enough and their introduction of Internet Safety 101.
Internet Safety 101 was funded by the Department of Justice. The program covers what every parent, educator, and concerned responsible cybercitizen should know to provide children a safe experience on the Internet.
Therefore, to my surprise while doing research today, I came across another well-written piece of educational material, the kind of information downpour I like to see.
It is called NET CETERA, Chatting with Kids About Being Online. It covers most everything The CyberHood Watch partners, Dave & Bill talk about and cover in depth on a regular basis, starting with your kids.
The best prevention for keeping your children safe online and offline is communication and awareness about the issues your children will be exposed to on the Internet. Something we discussed yesterday with Donna Rice Hughes was the need for multiple sex discussions at different stages of your child’s development. The reason for numerous discussions is due to the sexual saturation children are exposed to early and often throughout their development.
The report covers socializing online and the dangers that children are engaged in such as Sexting and Cyberbullying. For additional topics, be sure to grab a free copy of, “Think It Won’t Happen To You”, located on The CyberHood Watch blog, before we decide to add it to our book sales.
Parenting is tough and Cyber parenting is a bit more difficult (at first), but with some effort parents can manage their child’s online activities. Moreover, understanding the “rules n tools” and taking action, not only will you find it satisfying in demystifying all the fears associated with computers and technology, you will open a whole new world of communicating with your children, grandchildren, and other family members.
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