Some interesting posts have come out recently questioning if the Internet is really a dangerous place for kids.
- David Pogue posted on the New York Times Blog and his personal column with an article titled: How Dangerous is the Internet for Children. I subscribed to a feed for the New York Times circuits section and I actually received this post in an email, reading it on my BlackBerry in the carpool line this afternoon. I also agree with his premise that parents need to set the tone for kids’ internet use. If a child wanders onto an inappropriate site, just play it cool while telling them that is not appropriate content. It is important to use some type of Internet security/Filter.
- Dory Devlin, Yahoo’s Tech Mom, created a post that discussed that teens are not sharing personal information as widely as thought.
My internet filter is useful to block access to unwanted sites, helping me create a safe environment. What do other parents do to create a safe online environment for their kids?