Kid safe Internet
Facebook etiquette & privacy for dummies
[Hoboken, N.J.] : Wiley, 2009.
Face it-you need this book-and-DVD bundle covering the biggest issues Facebook users need to know Facebook For Dummies tops the charts with each successive edition published, and this latest edition is expected to continue that trend. Packed with critical issues that have heavily affected Facebook users, this new version includes a full version of Facebook For Dummies, 3rd Edition and the 60-minute DVD Facebook Etiquette & Privacy For Dummies . Facebook experts Leah Pearlman and Carolyn Abram address critical issues such as how to decipher between a legitimate message from a friend and a possible virus. You'll learn how to implement privacy settings to limit access to your status updates and photos, handle friend requests from people you don't know, determine how many friends you should have on your profile, and create a friend list to make sure only certain people see certain content. Plus, you'll discover the many recent privacy and interface changes and learn how to manage these issues so that you can enjoy Facebook to its fullest. Features the full edition of Facebook For Dummies, 3rd Edition and a 60-minute DVD that discusses privacy and etiquette issues Covers the most essential issues that Facebook users need to know Explains how to set privacy to limit access to information to only the people you want to see your Facebook content Details ways to handle friend requests from people you don't know or distinguish between a legitimate message or a virus disguised as one Walks you through implementing privacy settings to limit access to your status updates and photos Don't just accept any old Facebook advice on face value-this book-and-DVD bundle contains everything you need to know to make the most of your Facebook experience!
Internet safety
edited by Richard Joseph Stein.
New York : H.W. Wilson Company, 2009.
  1. Reprints of previously published magazine and newspaper articles.
  2. Includes bibliographical references (p. [163]-173) and index.
Growing up online
WGBH Educational Foundation ; a Frontline co-production with Ark Media, LLC ; written by Rachel Dretzin ; produced and directed by Rachel Dretzin and John Maggio.
[Alexandria, VA] : Distributed by PBS Home Video, c2008.
  1. DVD, widescreen.
  2. Closed-captioned.
  3. Narrator: Will Lyman.
  4. Originally broadcast on Jan. 22, 2008 as a segment of the television program, Frontline.
  5. Special feature: Discussion guide in .PDF file.
  6. Nearly every teen in America is on the Internet every day. They socialize with friends and strangers alike. Peer inside the cyber world through the eyes of teens and their parents. Investigates the risks, realities, and misconceptions of teenage self-expression on the World Wide Web.
  7. Living their lives essentially online -- A revolution in classrooms and social life -- Self-expression, trying on new identities -- The child predator fear -- Private worlds outside parents' reach -- Cyberbullying -- Updates.

Many children use the Internet at home, at a friendís house, in school or at the library to socialize with their friends. There are lots of ways for them to communicate online. They can chat, send instant messages, post messages on websites and email. Because your children have more opportunities to access the Internet, they may know more than you about using it.

In order to protect your child on the Internet you must show your child that you know something about it. Your local schools or library that may offer a class and you can get some hands on experience using the Internet yourself.

Monitor your child's usage when they go online. Locate the computer in a common area, like the family room. Learn about the services and software that can filter and give you parental control over what your child can do online. Some of these services may be available through your Internet service provider. These programs can block out inappropriate websites, prevent your child from entering personal information, keep your child out of chat rooms and restrict the sending and receiving of email.

Some rules you can establish with your child for using the Internet are:

  • Discuss that talking to a stranger on the street is just the same as chatting with a stranger online.
  • They should not give out personal information including their name, address and school they attend.
  • Do not read email or open attachments if you do not know the sender.

Parents who understand the Internet can guide their children, while keeping them safe, as they cruise the information highway.

Article by: St. Louis Public Library staff