“NetSafeKids.org” arms parents with information to safeguard their children online

Here’s a site for educators to share with parents as they continue looking for new and reliable ways to keep their children safe online. From the National Academy of Science and predicated upon the findings of the National Research Council’s 2002 report “Youth, Pornography, and the Internet,” NetSafeKids.org provides practical information and tips to help parents identify and combat the different types and sources of sexually explicit content online. The site discusses the various ways inappropriate material can reach youngsters, the threat of “cyberstalking,” the pros and cons of filtering and monitoring tools, and other issues involving internet safety. Proponents of the site have called it “an important step on the road to becoming an internet-savvy parent who can make informed decisions and plan effective strategies that promote safe and enjoyable internet experiences for children.”

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