Children's Safety on the Internet:
In recent years there has been a growing concern about children's safety on the Internet. The ability for undesirable material to filter through our email and internet poises an ever increasing problem. It is important to get children onboard right from when they begin using the Internet. Below is a pledge that can be used with children so they become more and more conscious of what is appropriate for them to do while surfing the Internet.
Children's Pledge to Online Safety:
- I promise to never give my name, address, phone number, school's name, computer passwords or picture, to anyone on the Internet without my parents' approval. I promise to tell a parent or teacher if I see any bad language or pictures on the Internet, or if anyone makes me feel nervous or uncomfortable online.
- I promise to stay out of any chatrooms and websites not approved of by my parents.
- I promise not to meet face to face with someone I meet on the Internet without telling my parents first and getting their approval, and
- I promise that any approved meeting shall be in a public place with my parents present.
- I promise to be online only during the times and days my parents, school, and I set aside for using the internet.
Discuss these rules, get your child to agree to adhere to the pledge and post it to the computer as a reminder. Remember to monitor their compliance with these rules, especially when it comes to the amount of time your child spends on the computer.