TALK BACK: internet safety

Protecting our kids from "adult content" online is a reality most of us will face. If you have internet access in the home, it's an issue that must be addressed. Pornagraphy and predators are rampant on the web, and parents have to be vigilant to keep kids from being exposed to things that are not appropriate for children.


What do you do to make sure your kids are safe on the computer? Do you have a filter than you like? Do you limit time online? Please share your resources with other mamas!

5 comments:

  1. First, I am a firm believer that internet and a kids room is a BIG nono...we have the kids do the internet in the kitchen...They are only allowed to be on certain sites and that is limited~
    They have their whole life to be in front of the "screen"..now is the time to smell the grass and play ball!
    sandy toe

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  2. Being 2,4 and 7, the internet is strictly limited to PBSkids.org. They must take turns, playing games in 5 minute intervals. When the buzzer goes off, it's time to switch players. This usually goes back & forth for about 20 minutes, at which point Mommy feels like she's been off the precious computer way too long ;)

    Internet research for school is totally supervised. Last month, we did a report on Walt Disney, and thank goodness I was there to filter through the strange stuff.

    I think it's really important to teach kids that not everything on the internet is real, though it can be a great tool!

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  3. It’s true that there are many dangers online and children are not aware of them. The only solution for parents is to install parental control software to block and even restrict access to specific websites, chat rooms and other applications.

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  4. As a homeschooling mom, the internet is a great tool as the children learn and navigate the web. We use a web filter called Hedgebuilders that was recommended to us by missionary friends in Thailand. It's a great tool and if I need to access a site, I have the ability to override it since it's a pretty comprehensive filter that will even block lingerie sites etc.

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  5. Check out some of these blog posts:

    1. Surf Your Values:
    http://www.covenanteyes.com/blog/2008/11/19/surf-your-values/

    2. Is Filtering All There Is?
    http://www.covenanteyes.com/blog/2008/06/12/is-filtering-all-there-is-introducing-accountability-software/

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