As a parent, you would never allow a group of strangers to walk into your home and go into your child's bedroom and shut the door. Nor would you ever place your child in a car with a stranger and send them on their way to wherever they might be going.
However, if you are not monitoring your child's internet activity, you are not only opening your child's room up to one stranger, but to every stranger on the world wide web.
Monitoring your child's computer and telephone use is as important to keeping your child safe as teaching them Stranger Danger.
To the right are links to some of the best parent resources on Internet Safety.
Parent's Guide to Cybersafety Online-by the National Digital Crimes Campaign & ADT
Internet Safety 101-offers safety "rules", "tools", filtering & monitoring software, parental control websites, search engine options, mobile device options.
Parent's Guide to Internet Safety-published by the FBI
NetSmartz Parents-resources on a variety of internet safety issues for parents, kids, & educators
Kentucky Safe Schools.org--resources and information on Internet Safety
Internet Safety Presentation-presentation on Internet Safety from Title I of LCSS
Why Parents are out of the Loop-presentation on Internet Safety from Technology LCSS
Seduced in Cyberspace-true story of a teen lured into internet porn from his home computer
Kidsmart.org -resources for parents and kids on internet safety