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Online Child Safety

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Last Build Date: Sat, 21 Oct 2006 17:01:38 +0000 Website

Sun, 26 Mar 2006 14:51:16 +0000 is a website about online safety for kids and teens. It is supported by a large group of collaborators, including Microsoft,, iSafe, Net Family News and others. The site also provides resources about online safety for parents and teachers. for Kids has online games, a virtual community and interactive activities, which are […]

Safety Lessons by the Media Awareness Network

Sat, 18 Feb 2006 21:13:23 +0000

Kids need to understand the unique nature of the Internet.  They also need to develop critical-thinking skills — to protect their personal privacy and safety online.  It is important to teach them to distinguish between fact and opinion,  and to recognize online hate if they encounter it.    The Media Awareness Network has created educational games […]

Security Tips for Students

Wed, 16 Nov 2005 17:28:45 +0000

Posted on Microsoft’s Home Security Child Safety Page 1. Perform basic computer safety maintenance Before surfing the Web, you should perform three key maintenance steps to help improve the computer’s security. Visit our Protect Your PC section and follow the steps online to: * Use an Internet firewall. * Update your computer. * Use up-to-date […]

Study Shows Teens Love for Digital World

Sat, 12 Nov 2005 05:03:57 +0000

The Pew Internet Report released a study that took a close look into the world of teenagers and how they interact with the online world. This report shows that over half of online teens have created content for the Web, and that downloading music for free is easy and unavoidable. Now, I’ve said here many times [...]

Internet Safety Tips for Kids

Thu, 10 Nov 2005 11:24:47 +0000

There are some very important things that you need to keep in mind when you’re on your computer at home or at school. * First, remember never to give out personal information such as your name, home address, school name, or telephone number in a chat room or on bulletin boards. Also, never send a […]

Bird Flu Migrates to the PC

Thu, 10 Nov 2005 03:13:38 +0000

Hackers are capitalizing on the fear people have over the bird flu. By disguising themselves as useful e-mail messages, they lure computer users into downloading documents containing important information about the bird flu. With subject lines that read “What is avian influenza (bird flu)?” or “Outbreak in North America”, the e-mails are hard to ignore. Once [...]

Using Throw-away E-mail Addresses

Wed, 09 Nov 2005 02:39:21 +0000

I’ve been using an online service for the past few weeks that allows me to generate an e-mail address on the fly. It’s called GishPuppy. Let’s say you’re registering for a site or making a purchase and you really don’t want to get stuck on another e-mail list. Just right-click and “Gish It!” to create a [...]

“Do List” for Kids on the Internet

Tue, 08 Nov 2005 11:38:53 +0000

DO: 1. DO use the Internet to help with schoolwork. The Internet is a source of great volumes of information. It’s like having the world’s largest library at your fingertips! Some good sites to check out: A. B.J. Pinchbeck: Homework Helper Page. B. To e-mail questions to experts, click on NJNIE Project: Ask An Expert […]

“Don’t List” for Kids on the Internet

Mon, 07 Nov 2005 11:41:28 +0000

DON’T: 1. DON’T give your password to anyone. Passwords are intended to protect your computer and your files. It’s like giving the key to your house away! Computer with password on screen 2. DON’T answer messages that make you feel uncomfortable because they seem improper, indecent, or threatening. TELL A GROWN-UP RIGHT AWAY. 3. DON’T […]

Tips to Protect Children and Students

Mon, 07 Nov 2005 11:31:36 +0000

Helpful tips on how you can help protect your children and students from online predators Safe Surfing Tips for Parents * Communicate and Discuss the Dangers of the Internet with Your Children Although the Internet is a valuable resource, it also provides a means by which predators can target your children. Discuss the potential hazards […]