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A Parent's Guide to Internet Safety
« on: Thu Jan 18, 2007 - 10:09:36 »
A Parent's Guide to Internet Safety

1. Installing software like NetDog Porn Filter (link removed per rule 3.3) NetDog will block all porn websites quitely in the background when your children're on the Internet, protect your children from stumbling into pornography by accident.

2. Make it a condition of use that your children must always ask your permission before using the internet.

3. Teach your children to never give out personal information online including pictures of anyone.

4. Teach your children to think before they click: With whom are they chatting or e-mailing, what are they saying and how are they saying it? Will the person on the other end know they are joking?

5. Teach your children to follow the golden rule of cyberspace: Don’t do anything online that you wouldn’t do in real life!

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Re: A Parent's Guide to Internet Safety
« Reply #1 on: Thu Jan 18, 2007 - 22:36:55 »
I am uncomfortable with putting anything into my computer that will screen and filter stuff.  Seems like those things block innocent stuff and don't block stuff they should.

But it might be worth it to many parents -- davidsun, have you personally used this particular filter?  Is it a good one?

Other internet hints --

Do not have the computers off in the kids' bedrooms.  The family computer(s) need to be out in the open, so that at any time others will be around.

Have one master password on things to that nothing can be downloaded or installed without clearance from the parent(s).

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« Reply #2 on: Thu Jan 18, 2007 - 22:45:34 »

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« Reply #3 on: Sun Jan 21, 2007 - 08:21:44 »
I am uncomfortable with putting anything into my computer that will screen and filter stuff.  Seems like those things block innocent stuff and don't block stuff they should.

I did that on my computer and it blocked out travel sites, news site, and other innocuous sites that we tried going to.  I eventually removed it and decided I was the best filter for my kids.

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Re: A Parent's Guide to Internet Safety
« Reply #4 on: Sun Jan 21, 2007 - 14:08:12 »
Yeah.  A filter hasn't any discretion.  If you set it light enough that you can easily get to sites that allow the kids to, for example, research breast cancer, or the movie Schindler's List, then all sorts of rotten stuff gets through too.

I think the main value of a filter -- a "Net Nanny" -- is the interaction it would force between the parent and child, because the parent would always have to be tinkering with the Nanny or temporarily overriding it to allow the kids to do what the parents bought the computer in the first place for.

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Re: A Parent's Guide to Internet Safety
« Reply #5 on: Thu May 03, 2007 - 17:09:59 »
I just saw this video that has some good information about things that parents can do to make sure their children are safe online. There are some other good tips that can be seen on the site, as well: Link deleted per rule 3.3 - you must first have 20 posts
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Re: A Parent's Guide to Internet Safety
« Reply #6 on: Mon May 07, 2007 - 19:17:27 »
Thanks!