Parenting and the Internet: The Guide for Raising Your Child to Be Smarter and Safer Online

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This book is a basic guide for managing the online activities of children. The book has detailed descriptions of common online risks, as well as the steps parents and children can take to avoid or eliminate problems such as those caused by online predators and malicious software. There are chapters showing parents how to protect their family's online privacy and security, as well as explanations about how to keep negative influences like ...
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Overview

This book is a basic guide for managing the online activities of children. The book has detailed descriptions of common online risks, as well as the steps parents and children can take to avoid or eliminate problems such as those caused by online predators and malicious software. There are chapters showing parents how to protect their family's online privacy and security, as well as explanations about how to keep negative influences like inappropriate material and online bullies from becoming a problem.

The book also includes sample Internet use agreements that parents can use for setting online rules and explaining how those rules support the family's most important values. There are also over 200 free online resources described in the book, including free software and web sites that a child can use to help with school.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781887674126
  • Publisher: Speedbrake Publishing
  • Publication date: 6/1/2007
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Todd Curtis is a parent and a published author who more than a decade ago created the Web's most popular airline safety site, AirSafe.com. He holds PhD in aviation risk assessment from the Union Institute, as well as engineering degrees from MIT, the University of Texas, and Princeton. His aviation safety work has been featured by numerous news organizations, inclining The New York Times, and he has appeared on CNN, CBS, Fox News, Discovery Channel, the BBC, and National Public Radio. With this book, he combines his insights as a father, engineering risk assessment expert, and online pioneer to create a clear and easy-to-use guide for managing and enhancing a child's online experiences. Previously, he has published and presented a number of technical papers in the areas of aviation risk assessment and also was the author of the 2000 book Understanding Aviation Safety Data.
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