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Web Resources for Safer Surfing
The internet is like any other community: some neighbourhoods are safe
for children, others are not. Most people are friendly, but some are dangerous.
Communication that is frighteningly lacking. A survey by I-SAFE, a non-profit
foundation in America, found a frightening discrepancy in how parents
and children perceive their web activity. Sixty nine percent of parents
said they knew a lot about what their kids do online, but 41 percent of
children insisted they don't tell their parents about their web habits.
A confident 87 percent of parents proudly said they had set firm rules
for their children's online life - but 36 percent of children insisted
they had no rules about web use. Indeed, 29 percent of children admitted
their parents would not approve of their internet activities -- if they
The following resources are not exhaustive but offer a good place to start to make sure your child's internet experience can be as rewarding, exciting and fun as it should be.
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