How To

  Homes arrow How To arrow Keeping Children Safe Online
 Webmaster Tools
 
Base64 Encoding 
Browser Settings 
CSS Coder 
CSS Navigation Menu 
Datetime Converter 
DHTML Tooltip 
Dig Utility 
DNS Utility 
Dropdown Menu 
Fetch Content 
Fetch Header 
Floating Layer 
htaccess Generator 
HTML to PHP 
HTML Encoder 
HTML Entities 
IP Convert 
Meta Tags 
Password Encryption
 
Password Strength
 
Pattern Extractor 
Ping Utility 
Pop-Up Window 
Regex Extractor 
Regex Match 
Scrollbar Color 
Source Viewer 
Syntax Highlighting 
URL Encoding 
Web Safe Colors 
Forums Sitemap 
Weekly Newsletter
 
Developer Updates  
Free Website Content 
 RSS  Articles
 RSS  Forums
 RSS  All Feeds
Write For Us 
Contact Us 
Site Map 
Privacy Policy 
Support 
 USERNAME
 
 PASSWORD
 
 
  >>> SIGN UP!  
  Lost Password? 
HOW TO

Keeping Children Safe Online
By: Developer Shed
  • Search For More Articles!
  • Disclaimer
  • Author Terms
  • Rating:  stars stars stars stars stars / 0
    2004-04-15

    Table of Contents:

    Rate this Article: Poor Best 
      ADD THIS ARTICLE TO:
      Del.ici.ous Digg
      Blink Simpy
      Google Spurl
      Y! MyWeb Furl
    Email Me Similar Content When Posted
    Add Developer Shed Article Feed To Your Site
    Email Article To Friend
    Print Version Of Article
    PDF Version Of Article
     
     

    SEARCH DEV MECHANIC

    TOOLS YOU CAN USE

    advertisement

    Keeping Children Safe Online
    by Sharon Housley

    Parents are constantly struggling with ways to keep their children safe online. The Internet has a global reach and at this point no bounds, or limitations. Outside of installing filtering software children should be educated in order to protect themselves to this virtual monster. We've put together a collection of ten tips that should be observed while surfing online. At the very least these tips will prompt family discussions regarding safety.

    1.) When on the internet personal information should be kept private. Just because someone asks doesn't mean you need to tell them. When someone asks for personal information, consider how they might use that information and whether it is necessary for them to have it.

    2.) If you are conversing with someone online, don't assume that they are being honest with you. Just because they say they're 16 doesn't mean they are.


    3.) Do not release your password to anyone, even if they say they are from your online provider.

    4.) Overall it is best not to respond to unsolicited e-mail (SPAM), if there is something flagrant or inappropriate in the e-mail, consider reporting the sender to their Internet Service Provider (ISP).

    5.) Do not give out or post identifying information, including address or telephone numbers.

    6.) You may want to create a nickname for a screen name in chat rooms.

    7.) Keep in mind when posting in chat rooms or newsgroups, that there may be lurkers (people who read but do not post). Your information can be read and seen by all.

    8.) Keep an open dialogue with children surfing the Internet, remember if they come to you with a problem, your first reaction should not be to take away the Internet. Applaud child's confidence in confiding in you and work together to find a solution.

    9.) Overall it is not a good idea to post or exchange pictures over the Internet

    10.) Try to keep in mind the Internet is global and is *not* governed by any entity. This means that there are no limitations or checks on the information posted and accessible to Internet users.

    Additional Resources:
    The following resources will assist in staying safe online.


    Collection of Internet Access and Filtering Software - http://www.monitoring-software.net/access-monitoring.htm
    Contract for Safe Surfing - http://www.911paging.com/internetsafety/internetcontract.htm

    About the Author:
    Sharon Housley manages marketing for NotePage, Inc. http://www.notepage.net a company specializing in alphanumeric paging, SMS and wireless messaging software solutions. Other sites by Sharon can be found at http://www.softwaremarketingresource.com . Additional articles can be found at http://www.small-business-software.net/free-website-content.htm
    DISCLAIMER: The content provided in this article is not warranted or guaranteed by Developer Shed, Inc. The content provided is intended for entertainment and/or educational purposes in order to introduce to the reader key ideas, concepts, and/or product reviews. As such it is incumbent upon the reader to employ real-world tactics for security and implementation of best practices. We are not liable for any negative consequences that may result from implementing any information covered in our articles or tutorials. If this is a hardware review, it is not recommended to open and/or modify your hardware.

    More How To Articles
    More By Developer Shed

       

    HOW TO ARTICLES

    - Traffic Down One Month? Don`t Panic
    - How to Handle Fake Reviews
    - Facebook Game Update Tweaks
    - Facebook Profile Tweaks
    - How To Download Your Facebook Profile
    - Facebook Tips for Hiding Your Friends List
    - Facebook Tips to Avoid Unwanted Friend Reque...
    - Blog Contests: Do it Right
    - Simple Technique for Memorable Headlines
    - Understanding Your Analytics Results
    - Your Guide to Creating Quality Back Links
    - Getting Your True Ranking: Going Beyond Goog...
    - Optimizing for Google
    - The Right Way to Build Reciprocal Links
    - Monetization: How Not to Put Multiple Ad Ven...

    Developer Shed Affiliates

     



    © 2003-2018 by Developer Shed. All rights reserved. DS Cluster - Follow our Sitemap