Guide to Internet Safety
There are, however, some downsides to using the Internet. Because no one entity owns or regulates it there are no checks or limits on the content of the information offered. Accuracy, relevance, and objectivity cannot be guaranteed, and the possibility of accessing objectionable materials is always present. Unscrupulous people with dishonest or immoral motives do use the Internet. It is these characteristics of the Internet that present safety problems, particularly for children.
Discuss the tips in this site with your children, and set guidelines for using the Internet. Call the library media center of your child's school to request the videos about Internet safety. The best way to educate your children about the Internet, however, is to spend time online with them. Learn how to log on and how to send and receive e-mail. Take a virtual field trip, read a foreign newspaper, or select a spot for your next family vacation.
Additional Internet Safety links located on left navigation pane.