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Keeping our children safe online

August 4th, 2009 by Fr. Vasile

internet_safetyOne of the growing parental problems  is the control of our children internet access. With a variety of explicit materials and predators lurking the net more and more parent grow worry about their children accessing the internet. More so with new technology like iphods iphones mobile internet social networking the breadth of the problem has grown exponentially.

Here are some links taken from http://goarch.org that May help parents learn more about this issue.

 

Tips for parents buying cell phones for their kids (scroll down for content)

The Pastoral letter that was sent out by all the SCOBA bishops to all Orthodox parishes in the United States to let everyone know that our Church has been actively involved. (scroll down for content)

Other links here:

Wired Safety–the largest and one of the best sites for online safety

Internet 101 for those who are intimidated by all this technology

Parenting Online booklet for helping parents guide their kids (PDF here)

Keeping kids safe online (older article but good)

Protecting kids on social web sites

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  • I think there are a lot of creeps online it’s especially important for children to know the dangers on social networks. It’s always important to be aware of who your friends are online as they might not be who you think.

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