“Children have the knowledge, but not the wisdom, to use the power of the Internet.” Dr. Phil
I hope you found the last posting (Part 1 of 2) informative and useful. (If you missed it, click on BLOG above and read the previous posting – or click here on ⇒ PART ONE — “If It Happened to Me, . . .”).
My intent is NOT to challenge your “comfort zone” nor to be the bearer of “bad news” . . . it is to inform of truth–which, sadly, is OFTEN uncomfortable.
So much of addiction steams from denial, avoidance, and fragility. AND to that I say, MAN UP ~ WOMAN UP . . . our children are TOO important to NOT!
Then please click on the titles below (from Dr. Phil’s website) and read about:
Tips to Keep Your Kids Safe Online
Internet Safety Resources
As Promised, Related TOPICS Are BELOW:
Safety Rules and Software Tools to Protect Your Children Online – A Checklist – click on photo to view:
Permission is given by Donna Rice Hughes at protectkids.com to post the FAMILY INTERNET SAFETY CONTRACT below:
Rules ‘N Tools™
For many OTHER great safety tools, visit the website: protectkids.com and
←click on Safety Net Steps for more effective guidance in protecting your children.
Specific Questions to Ask Your Kids When
You Suspect Online Sexual Exploitation
|Even if you use preventative tools such as an Internet filter at home, remember to ask your children these questions, especially if they are using the Internet outside of your home.
Then, there is the MISSION of this award winning agency!
The Enough Is Enough® (EIE) mission is to Make the Internet Safer for Children and Families. We are dedicated to continue raising public awareness about the dangers of Internet pornography and sexual predators, and advance solutions that promote equality, fairness and respect for human dignity with shared responsibility between the public, technology, and the law. We stand for freedom of speech as defined by the Constitution of the United States; for a culture where all people are respected and valued; for a childhood with a protected period of innocence; for healthy sexuality; and for a society free from sexual exploitation.
Click on the photo for a 12-page downloadable pdf file with great information on professional learning with social media. Check it out!
photo: Creative Commons
A Safety Net for the Internet: Protecting Our Children
by Daniel Armagh
“According to authorities, there is unprecedented growth in child pornography in the United States largely because of the Internet, which provides child sexual predators with a virtually undetectable means of sending and receiving illicit images of children . . .”
⇐(click on the photo to read more)
How exposure to pornography affects children . . .
Click on the Link to Read⇒⇒
THE IMPACT OF PORNOGRAPHY ON CHILDREN AND YOUTH
For the 8-1/2″ x 11″ poster – PROTECTING YOUR KIDS ONLINE, click on the photo to the left and download and SAVE and/or PRINT.
Parent Guides from ConnectSafely
“By parents, for parents: A growing collection of short, clearly written guidebooks that demystify apps, services and platforms popular with kids and teens. In PDF format. Feel free to download, print and share.”
From ConnectSafely’s website. To visit, click on the logo! . . . GREAT STUFF!!!
In closing, at the end of Dr. Phil’s post it notes: If you suspect your child could be the victim of an Internet pedophile, call your local law enforcement agency. You can also visit Cybertipline.com, which will direct you to an agency in your area, or Missingkids.com, which is a national center for missing and exploited children. For more information for you and your child to be safe on the Internet, visit Netsmartz.org.
THE ROY-BLOG BITE:
“A clue must be real expensive, ‘cause a whole lot of people don’t have one.”
Thanks for stopping by, thanks for letting me share—let’s keep in touch!
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Terrell J. says
As a parent myself I first hand make sure I’m on top of what my 5yr old daughter has access to on her tablet and Phone(not activated, just for game purposes). When a device is connected to Wi-Fi anything can be accessed on the internet. my daughter knows how to use Google! She speaks her search request and a numerous things appear. She could easily click on the wrong thing and who knows what she would see. So I definitely advocate parents being involved with their kids electronic devices!….
TJ, Thanks for sharing. I hope MORE fathers take your lead. Peace.