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Internet safety

This month is an excellent time to learn all about computers, how to use them, what’s good about them and what’s not so good.

Computers are here to stay and kids are going to use them, so it’s a good idea to understand some of the issues with computer use.

The Internet can be a wonderful resource for kids. They can use it to research school reports, communicate with teachers and other kids, and play interactive games.

But that access can also pose hazards.   That’s why it’s important to be aware of what your kids see and hear on the Internet, who they meet, and what they share about themselves on line.

Just like any safety issue, it’s wise to talk with your kids about your concerns, take advantage of resources to protect them, and keep a close eye on their activities.

Take an active role in protecting your kids from Internet predators and sexually explicit materials on line. To do that:

¨ Become computer literate and learn how to block objectionable material.

¨ Keep the computer in a common area, not in individual bedrooms, where you can watch and monitor its use.

¨ Share an email account with your child so you can monitor messages.

¨ Bookmark kid’s favorite sites for easy access.

¨ Spend time online together to teach your kids appropriate online behavior.     …..kidshealth.org

 

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Internet safety

The Internet provides wonderful opportunities for learning, communication, and entertainment, but it also comes with some hazards.

  • Keep you personal information to yourself.  Don’t share your name, phone number or address.  Make your social networking pages private.  Be cautious when sharing your email address.
  • Don’t meet anyone in person.
  • Don’t respond to rude or offensive messages.
  • Be careful about pictures or videos clips that you post.
  • Parents–provide guidance and talk to your kids about internet responsibility and safety.
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Internet Safety

>   As with many things in life, there is good and bad about the internet.  We want your children to be safe while using the Internet.
This summer, we’ll use short video programs for children that will show them how to stay safer while using the internet.
Just as you caution your children about ‘stranger danger,’ parents and children need to be aware of potential internet dangers.
Each program is from the Center for Missing and Exploited Children and is geared to different age levels.  These programs will supplement what you have taught your children and what they have learned in school.
All in an effore to make children safety aware.

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Internet safety

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The Internet provides wonderful opportunities for learning, communication and entertainment; but it also comes with hazards.

A few reminders on internet safety for parents and children:

  • Keep your personal information to yourself.
  • Don’t meet anyone in person.
  • Don’t respond to rude or offensive messages.
  • Be careful about pictures of video clips that you post.
  • Parents–talk to and provide guidance to your children on using the internet safely and responsibly.
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50,000 answers

>In a world where knowledge is power, libraries make everyone more powerful.
Libraries bring people and ideas together. Think of the library as the living room of your community.

Libraries are unique. Where else can you have access to nearly anything on CD, DVD, the Web or in print – as well as personal service and assistance in finding it?

Libraries don’t just offer the hardware, but also offer the expertise of librarians in helping teach people how to use the Internet and find the information they need quickly. While Google can give you 50,000 responses to your inquiry, your librarian can help you find the one answer you need.

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Libraries and the Internet

>What you don’t know really can hurt you.

Libraries in Florida provide free Internet access to the public. We encourage its use, but what you don’t know can hurt you.

There is an excess of free information available on the Internet. This means that you have to be a smart consumer about information. Information can be out of date, inaccurate or misleading.

If you use the Internet as a source of information make sure that you visit a reputable site, and one that is updated frequently. You don’t want to rely on health information from a report from Mrs. Jones’ sixth grade class. Reports of all types from all people can be posted.

Libraries buy books that are authoritative. Library staff know Internet sources that are reliable. They will be happy to help you.

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