As friends of your family that care about what happens to your kids, we here at Ridgecrest Summer Camps want to empower you with tools that help you parent well. If you currently have kids on Facebook, this info may be helpful. And if your kids aren’t on Facebook yet, then chances are they will be one day, or they will be on whatever comes along next. Either way, we want you to be informed about options that are designed and available for parents just like you…
“An ongoing debate continues on how to keep younger Facebookers safe on the site, which already enforces a rule that users be at least 13 years old.
Some parents believe the easiest and most effective handling of the situation is to simply say “no” even to their kids who meet the minimum age requirement for creating accounts on the social network. Others are looking for some safe middle ground that lets them know what their children are up to online.
With that in mind, here are seven reviews of products that help monitor young ones’ activities on Facebook.”
I would go as far as to say that every family that has a computer in their home must have some sort of filtering strategy. As much as we may not want to admit it, our children are being aggressively pursued online. Experts say that right now there are about 1.5 million sexual predators online. We would strongly urge you to educate your self further, and take action in your home to protect your children. Here are a few resources that may help you. Please know that we are committed to helping you, and will be sure to update you as we learn of more helpful tools.
5 Internet Safety Tips – learn how to create a cyber safe home!
Internet Monitoring Family Gameplan – visit this site to learn 10 steps to protect your family.
SafeEyes – is the #1 rated internet filtering software. Visit this website to learn more. If you prefer a different product, thats great! But please make it a priority to protect your family.
10 signs of Internet Abuse – more ways you can educate yourself and proactively fight for your family.
GetNetWise.org – GetNetWise is a public service brought to you by a wide range of Internet industry corporations and public interest organizations.
Watch Video: How do I protect myself from internet predators? Is it ok for him to surf the internet unsupervised? Watch this short video to learn more about these questions, and other like them (www.iQuestions.com)
Watch Video: I believe in monitoring what my children watch on TV. But, is it possible to be too controlling? (Ted Baehr, www.iQuestions.com)
Watch Video: What are some fun ways that I can help develop my kids’ media discernment? (Ted Baehr, www.iQuestions.com)