old writing this, but I remember when the first Apple computer came — April
Fool’s Day, 1976. We’ve had personal computers around our house almost since
that time, thanks to my husband’s business. I love them and use them
intensively — this newsletter is just one example — but even with all that
experience we dropped the ball a few times when it came to policing our
now-grown children on the Internet.
can happen to us, it can happen to you. And things have changed in the online
world since we were in charge of our children’s web surfing. Below are two
links to help you learn more about what you can do to keep your children and
teens safe and in your comfort zone when they’re on the Internet. If you need
more help in setting up guidelines and consequences, feel free to give us a
call, or even drop us an e-mail.
Magazine has a great article on how to keep your kids safe. We have the article
in PDF form at Keep Your Kids Safe, or you
can look for it at
http://go.pcmag.com/safesurfing . U.S. News and World Report devoted
several articles to MySpace, teens, and kids on the Internet in their September
10, 2006 edition. At this writing, it can be found at
http://www.usnews.com/usnews/news/articles/060910/18myspace.htm . If the
link has expired, try going to the main site at
www.usnews.com and searching on the term “myspace”.