Opening The Door To The Internet

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If you are like most parents than you have kids or teens at home, also computers and internet. There seems to be no life without this now.

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Both parents and children must use the internet for some purpose or the other. So why the need for internet safety rules?

Because you cannot cut off or live without computers and internet, but you can certainly have internet safety rules which will keep your child out of harm’s way.

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Apart from being extraordinary tools for communication, shrinking the world like never before, linking people across the globe, it also offers users access to humongous amounts of information, and therefore is an invaluable tool both in the academic field as well as the business world.

However, like any other technology that can be misused, the Internet can also be a can also be a sleazy and dangerous place, especially for the most vulnerable group – teens and children.

Teach Kids about Online Safety with These Excellent Video Tutorials from Google

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All Parents Need To Read This Short internet Safety Story From The New York Police…Could This Be Your Child?

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As parents, we would no more allow our family to wander the Internet without some sort of supervision or control than we would allow them to wander in a big city without our supervision.

However, we need to balance that control with appropriate usage of this wonderful technology that puts the world at our fingertips. It is not realistic to simply turn off the Internet to our homes.

 

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Our children are going to access the Web somewhere whether that be at a friend’s home, at our local library,  or at school. There is great benefit to encouraging our children to access the Internet to complete their homework assignments, stay in touch with friends, or to keep up with politics, sports and other worthwhile activities.

We use the Internet for many purposes today and as all the other instruments of technology, the computer too gets misused occasionally. But we have come to rely on these machines so heavily, that to think of our lives without them seems like an impossibility.
Especially at times, when we find ourselves bogged with boredom, the Internet can be a perfect escape.
***Check out the Need-to-Know on Social Media Safety for Teens***
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 There Are So Many Entertaining Things To Do Online….

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YOU TUBE…. a service provided by Google that lets you upload or watch videos. Trust me, you can spend hours doing this. There are many videos that will interest you and you can search for a video related to pretty much anything under the sun. You can also choose to upload your own videos on the site and view other people’s comments and opinions on it.

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GOOGLE EARTH….. You can view any location on the planet via a satellite image and see a real-time image from overhead. There is a lot of cool stuff to do online, and this is probably one of the best.

You can view your own city, your own street or you can see any place on the planet that you would like to go to. Its reach is unmatched, and it is hard to believe that you actually have the entire world at your fingertips.

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SOCIAL NETWORK….. Another fun pastime is visiting social networking sites like Facebook, or Twitter. These platforms help you keep in touch with your friends, no matter what corner of the world they may be in.

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This is one of the many cool things to do on the Internet today as everyone is connected with each other in some way. You can constantly see what your friends are up to and they can always feel like they know what is going on in your life.

 

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MUSIC…. The best part about the Internet is the unlimited and extensive access to music. There are radio stations available that can be easily found, and you can hear various genres of online music from all around the world, sitting in your home. Any artist from any time is available at the click of a button, and this is a great way to spend a few hours for music lovers.

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GAMES…..There are many fun games to play online as well that you can resort to in order to pass your time. There are specialized websites that exist over the Internet for this very purpose and it is very easy to find them and play their games online.

 

Your Digital Footprint Teaches kids that the internet is forever and once you do something online, it can’t be taken back!

 

If You Need Some More Information Please Check Out The Links I Have Provided…………

Little BirdFREE Book Teaching Young Children Internet Safety  in a way a preschooler or kindergartener can easily understand. 

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Net Smartz Kids…..The National Center for Missing and Exploited children volunteered an entire free website for children to learn all about safely using the Internet. The wonderful thing about NetSmartKids is that children will have so much fun that they won’t even realize they’re learning important lessons about their online safety.

ThinkuKnow Kids…a website to help you go on the internet in a safe way and know who to talk to if you are worried.

Woogi World….is a unique online community for young children in that the website serves as both a training ground for kids about how to be careful with online chatting, how to be safe when using computer technology and even how to use technology in a healthy way that promotes balance in that child’s life.

McGruff Games.Scruff McGruff is the crime fighting dog mascot of the National Crime Prevention Council, made most famous by a series of public service announcements that encouraged children to contact the agency for safety information.

 Such a Fun Way to Teach Kids With This Guide How The Internet Works From The Learning Center. Download this FREE Book.

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Healthy Internet Use for Teens.….Safe surfing tips and plenty of other internet safety related articles for teenagers. This site also explains what the different types of internet dangers can be.
SecureThoughts.com/Online-Safety-For-Kids…A Parent’s Guide To Protecting Children’s Privacy.
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The Internet is a wonderful, useful tool that we simply can’t afford to deny to your children, but you must know what you’re up against and to keep your children safe.

Talk Soon,

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