Basics for keeping your children’s internet safety

  • Install and use parental controls such as ContentProtect, CyberPatrol or CyberSitter, which are screening public content for inappropriate materials and providing online hosts to monitor chat rooms for more internet safety.
  • Place the computer in an open area in your house with the monitor facing out.
  • Create a list of online rules and make sure your children are aware of these rules.
  • Teach your children 1. never to give out personal information (their real name, address and/or telephone number) over the Internet, and 2. never to agree meeting with someone person to person.
  • Make internet use a whole family entertainment. Always encourage and support the Internet use, but at the same time participate in new learning experiences as much as possible.
  • Make sure to check children behavior online periodically and let your kids know that you are interested what their do online. Ask your children where they go and what their do online, and have them show you.
  • Monitor kids time spend online and always be aware of excessive hours.
  • Acquaint yourself with your kid’s online friends and email habits. Be aware of correspondence with strangers and warn your children about potential risk.
  • Teach your kids to never open email from someone they don’t know.
  • Teach your children to avoid chat rooms.
  • Never allow your children to meet with someone they meet online unless the parent approves. If a meeting is arranged, make sure to accompany your child.
  • Bookmark friendly sites what allows your children to access mostly used and safe internet websites easily.
  • Do not install Peer-to-Peer applications on your computer.
  • Never respond to “unsubscribe” on a pornographic email.
  • Always monitor your internet and telephone bills. Check out any unfamiliar numbers and services on your bill immediately.
  • Share your Internet child safety experiences with others.