* Take responsibility for your child's online computer use. * Get to know the services your child uses. * If you don't know how to log on, get your child to show you. * Get to know your child's "online" friends just as you get to know all of their other friends. * Talk to your child about the Kids' Net Safety Rules or click on a site about Internet safety. Kids' Net Safety Rules. It's OK...
…to surf the Net but remember there
are bad things on the Net, too. You will know the bad stuff when you
see it or read it and feel uncomfortable. If you find it, leave the
…to talk or chat with people on the
Net but remember that they are still strangers and could hurt you. Net
friends are fun, but don't give them your home address, phone number or
tell them where you go to school. Don't tell them about your family.
Don't arrange to meet someone you met on the Net.
…to look for fun stuff on the Net but
there are places on the Net which are for adults only. If you find
yourself in an "adults only" place, or anywhere you think you shouldn't
be, leave this site.
…to look at stuff that's for sale on
the Net but don't order anything, as these need your name, address and
credit card number. Remember any offer that is "too good to be true"
Netsmartz Workshop The NetSmartz Workshop is an
educational resource for parents, teachers and children of all ages.
The site provides tips and activities about staying safe on the
Internet and includes an excellent page for teens. http://www.netsmartz.org/
WebAware WebAware is a portal for libraries to
information, tips, materials and a toolkit for promoting Internet
literacy and Media Awareness Network's Web Awareness Canada program to
parents and others in their communities. http://www.cla.ca/webaware/index.htm