The Internet is a global system of interconnected computer networks that interchange data by packet switching using the standardized Internet Protocol Suite (TCP/IP). It is a “network of networks” that consists of millions of private and public, academic, business, and government networks of local to global scope that are linked by copper wires, fiber-optic cables, wireless connections, and other technologies.
The Internet carries various information resources and services, such as electronic mail, online chat, file transfer and file sharing, online gaming, and the inter-linked hypertext documents and other resources of the World Wide Web (WWW).
Children and the Internet”Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn’t.”
“Children today are tyrants. They contradict their parents, gobble their food, and tyrannize their teachers.”
Parenting seems to only follow one hard fast rule – there are no easy answers. No matter what decisions you make about child-rearing, someone is going to disagree with you.
Why should it be any different on the Internet?
You can almost guarantee that any slightly shocking or twisted story involving the Internet will grab headlines. Occasionally you’ll even come across a nice human interest story about a classroom using the Internet to research a science project or to communicate with children across the globe in a positive and meaningful way.
There are definite schools-of-thought about what children should and shouldn’t be able to access. This seems to be more of a philosophical issue rather than a technical one.
How your family chooses to monitor your children’s Internet activities should be decided by your family. There are a number of individuals and companies who offer advice and tools to help you find a level of monitoring that is comfortable for you. This page is offered to help you find the information and tools you will need to make informed desicions.