Are you concerned about your children’s online activities? Do you feel you should keep a closer eye on what they are doing in Cyber Space? The dangers that children face on the Internet are well documented, too often in the headline news. Parents recognize the need to better monitor their children’s online activity, but don’t have the time or the proper tools.
- Disconnecting children from the Internet will put them at great disadvantage, both academically and socially. The Internet is recognized to be a very valuable learning tool for kids, and is a core aspect of our culture.
- Filtering provides a false sense of security. Filters do not effectively address the biggest online threats of online chat, instant messaging, and e-mail activity. Keeping the filtering database updated with all the new websites added daily is not practical. Their censorship may not be aligned with your values. Children find ways around the filters and then you are blind to their activity.