Well, for most kids, school is out and they have a lot of free time on their hands. How are they going to fill that time? There are always the normal pleasures of the summer like bike riding, swimming or hanging out with their friends, but some may turn to the Internet for fun this summer. This is where you (the parent or grandparent) comes in. You need to make sure your children or grandchildren are Internet safe.
This site is an awesome guide to keeping your children safe while they surf the net. There are so many interesting links and articles on this site. Learn about blogging safety, chat room safely, cell phone safety and much more.
You can find the main articles of interest on the left side of the site, with the more featured information and links in the center. The articles you have to choose from are: Computer Security, Common Sense Rules, How to Can Spam, Eliminate Spyware, Protecting Your Privacy, Chat Room Safety, Cell Phone Safety and many more.
In the center of the page, you can find links to other safety sites, as well as, the link to Daffy Dave Sings the Safe Kids Song. I like that there is a song. It’s a great way to get your children to remember the ways to be safe. For instance, how many of you know the song “The Alphabet Song” or “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star”?
There is also a great open forum on this site that you can get together with other parents and discuss safety issues. Cool, right?
I think some of the advice on this site is practical for Internet safety for all ages. I mean, who doesn’t want to know how to deal with spam or where it’s safe to use your personal information. I know I do!
I hope that you and your children have a safe and happy summer!