Seatbelts for Your Child’s Journeys in Cyberspace Some seatbelts kids can learn to put on for themselves Never give out your password ! even to your best friend . Back out, and always tell a your teacher about bad language or anything inappropriate that you see on line.
Your Child’s Journeys in Cyberspace
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Jane D. Brown, parent of a 13 year old and professor of mass communications at U of NC, specializes in how adolescent health is affected by the mass media.
The largest group of viewers of Internet porn is children between ages 12 and 17 (Family Safe Media) http://www.familysafemedia.com/pornography_statistics.html ).What seatbelts can we provide?
Upon entering a chat room and similar communication vehicles, users are given an "opportunity" to fill out surveys so that they can have their personal info posted. The surveys generally ask for information about personal habits, likes and dislikes, name, town, physical description, favorite hangouts, age, etc. Teach your children that this is an unsafe practice which makes them very vulnerable and explain why.
Have access to your child’s e-mail and check it randomly. Let the child know that you do this.
The Philadelphia Inquirer, September 14, 2003
ProtectKids.com – Donna Rice Hughes
Falmouth Massachusettes Police Website