"A Parent's Guide to the Internet" is unlike any other Internet guide out there. With humor and personal examples -- and without overly-technical jargon or outdated advice -- Natalie offers the perfect hands-on, project-oriented guide for today's parents and children. A must-have for every home library.
From building a family Website to a World Wide Web scavenger hunt, each of the step-by-step projects demonstrates a key component of the Internet. As families gain a greater understanding of the Internet, they become better able to overcome the challenges and dangers this new medium poses. Natalie's common sense advice and tips -- from privacy protection to chat room Dos and Don'ts -- will answer parents' questions and ease their fears.
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Dot-Com-Mom: Family Internet Expert Natalie Walker Whitlock
The facts are alarming: 75% of children share personal information about themselves willingly over the Internet; 77% of all youth will be approached by an online predator by the age of 14.
The risks and dangers the Internet presents are real and understandably scary. Parents have every right to feel some trepidation about this enigmatic stranger they've invited into their home.
What can a concerned parent do?
The good news is -- lots! Research proves time and again that PARENTS are the #1 factor in their children's online decisions and behavior. Parent's today have more options for protecting their kids online than ever before. There are high-tech tools, such as software filters and blockers, monitoring and tracking devices, and kid-friendly browsers and ISPs.
But the most important tool for keeping kids safe on the Internet is YOU! When it comes to technology and the Internet -- no filtering device, no government legislation, no ratings system can fully protect our children. There is no high-tech tool out there that can teach kids responsibility or how to make good choices or impart your values to your children. There is simply no substitute for knowledgeable, actively-involved parents.
A Parent's Guide to the Internet empowers parents to lead their family into the Digital Age with confidence.