Protecting our kids is a full-time job, and it includes making sure they are safe online. We’ve put together a short list of practical steps and suggestions for parents. The most important thing we can tell parents is: be informed. Learn about the online world. Take responsibility for your child’s protection from online dangers. A few practical steps will go a long way. Here are some helpful principles to keep in mind as a parent: Be informed. The most important thing you can do as a parent is become informed about the Internet and common ways that younger generations use it. … Continue reading →
The big buzz today among Internet users is how to make the web safer for children. With threats of cyberbullying, online predators, and pornography, governments and community groups around the world have begun conversations about how to make the cyber-world safer. February 12, 2008, was Safer Internet Day. Educators around the world dedicated time to reflect on and raise awareness about the issues of Internet safety. The European Commission organized a Youth Forum on Safer Internet. Twenty-seven young people (12-19 years old) met in Brussels
Today, February 12, is Safer Internet Day, organized by Insafe, a European network the promotes Internet safety awareness. “Safer Internet Day takes place each year in February and is an opportunity to dedicate some time in schools to reflect on some of the issues and more importantly to raise awareness of them” (from the Insafe website).