By Nancy E. Willard
As children and teens flock to the Information Superhighway, many parents feel left behind in the dust.
News stories about online sexual predators, child pornography, cyberbullies, hate groups, gaming addiction, and other dangers that lurk in the online world make us feel increasingly concerned about what children are doing (and with whom) in cyberspace.
In Cyber-Safe Kids, Cyber-Savvy Teens, Internet safety expert Nancy Willard provides you with essential information about those online dangers, and gives you the practical parenting strategies necessary to help children and teens learn to use the Internet safely and responsibly.
Parents protect younger children by keeping them in safe places, teaching them simple safety rules, and paying close attention. As children grow, we help them gain the knowledge, skills, and values to make good choices – choices that will keep them safe and show respect for the rights of others. Willard shows how those same strategies can be translated from the real world to the cyberworld, and that you don’t have to learn advanced computer skills to put them into effect.
As you work on these strategies with your child, you will also discover that remaining engaged with what your children are doing online is much more valuable than any blocking software you could buy.
288 pages. Softcover. 2007.