Tuesday, June 16, 2009
How Safe Are Your Kids Online?
We've all heard the news reports of kids that have been harmed by online predators. Most parents make the assumption of "not my kid"... they're too smart, too innocent, too informed to give out personal information or to join a chat room, send sexting messages or view inappropriate content. Unfortunately, parents are often times the last to know how truly Internet savvy kids can be. The good news is there are a variety of resources available for parents. One that I have recently come across is Livia Web Protection. The company provides Home Web filtering protection software that is effective and easy to use. They've also received several awards, including The National Parenting Center's Seal of Approval. They offer a free 14-day trial which makes it a no-risk investment that you may want to consider.
For additional information on Internet (and cell phone) safety:
Netsmartz - an interactive educational safety resource from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children and the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
StaySafeOnline.org Provides free and non-technical cyber security and safety resources to the public.
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