First Steps for Parents
So...you have looked at our Best Practices for Parents, and you know that you need to take steps to keep your children safe online.
But where do you begin?
Secure Florida suggests that you start with the following steps:
• Know ALL of your child’s email accounts.
• Know their chat and instant messaging clients (AOL, MSN, Yahoo, Google, etc) and their screen names.
Find out what sort of personal information or images your child might be posting. Also, see if they have personal information or images of their friends; their friends' parents would probably like to know about it, too.
• Check your children’s Internet history.
• Install filtering/monitoring software.
www.missingkids.com National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
Kids.getnetwise.org Get Net Wise
www.ikeepsafe.org I Keep Safe
www.netsmartzkids.org Net Smartz Kids
www.safekids.com Safe Kids
www.chatdanger.com How to Keep Safe While Chatting Online
www.wiredsafety.org Wired Safety
www.cybertipline.com The reporting mechanism for the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
www.haltabuseKTD.org Working to Halt Online Abuse: Kid-Teen Division
Check our calendar for C-SAFE classes and important training events. Subscribe in your Google calendar.