Like most parents, you may have asked your children to be wary of strangers, made a list of television shows, movies and videos that you could watch and where and how far from home they may travel. It’s important to make similar rules when your children use the Internet and to be aware of their… [ Continue Reading ]
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Lock on Porn
Rajni is aghast. She can hardly believe the report sent by her 12-year-old son’s teacher. He was found surfing pornographic sites on the Internet and downloading a collection of pictures that the teacher thought was ‘unsuitable’ for a 12-year-old. Rajni is at her wit’s end. She tries to keep tabs on the sites her son… [ Continue Reading ]
Is Your Child Being Stalked?
Your child is just three clicks away from a paedophile. Shocked? You need to be. A recent report in the Newsweek magazine says that the Internet houses an underground network of paedophile rings where children are lured into sexual meetings, and abused for the production and distribution of child pornography. The report enlists a number… [ Continue Reading ]
Seven Commandments for Internet Safety
In an age when most children grow up with a considerable articulation of their individuality, parents are faced with a challenging task. They need to nurture the feeling of self confidence in their children and yet recognise the innocence accompanying it. For it is this innocence of the ways of the world that often land… [ Continue Reading ]
Primary Students on the Web
Ms. VaReane Heese, an American teacher, shares her experiences about using the Internet either in the classroom or as an active tool in the learning/teaching process. When our district was considering a technology adoption, one school board member was definitely for the purchase of computers and all the connections. However, he was definitely against placing… [ Continue Reading ]
Why are our Children Manipulated by the Media?
In the 1980s it was the bane of American society – manipulation of children. To the marketeer, of course, it’s a golden opportunity – children are easy targets and very lucrative ones. In China, since the single baby law, we have a generation of “Little Emperors” who are pampered and spoilt, and, most importantly for… [ Continue Reading ]
Net Signs to Watch Out For
The Internet is undoubtedly a universe that promises information on anything and everything under the sun. “Look on the Net if you want something,” has become the general refrain. For children particularly, it seems to be a way of discovering many things for themselves – on their own. And yet, this very freedom sometimes unwittingly… [ Continue Reading ]
Monitoring What your Child Sees Online
It’s a big web out there in the World Wide Web. There are virtually no limits to what your child can see. With everything within easy access parents need to supervise what the child may be watching online. The best way to monitor your child’s Internet experience is to surf the Net with her. This… [ Continue Reading ]