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The Jefferson Parish Library is providing the following information as an introduction to Child Safety and the Internet. As with all library materials, parents, guardians and caregiver's are responsible for their children's use of the Internet. Remember if your child is going to use the Internet you, as a parent, should take time to learn more about it. To assist you, we have listed several websites about child safety on the Internet.

The Internet is an unregulated worldwide computer network which provides easy access to a massive body of information. It is used by a wide variety of people, mirroring our society. While most Internet users are well-mannered and respectful, some are not. Children can come in contact with all types of people while using the Internet. You would never allow your young children to play near a busy road without supervision, nor would you want them "playing" on the Internet without your guidance. Yet, a recent study of 500 households with children between the ages of 8 and 18 found many parents are not supervising their children's Internet use. The study, commissioned by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, found that 20 percent of parents do not monitor their children's Internet use, and 52 percent monitor it only moderately. Even more alarming is that 71 percent of parents with children 14 and older no longer supervise their children's Internet use (Edupage [online mailing list], May 28, 1999).


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Center for Democracy and Technology
Electronic Privacy Information Center
Learn about Cookies
Child Safety on the Information Highway
Disney's CyberNetiquette Comix
EduHound Schools on the Web
Online Safety
Parents Guide to the information Superhighway
Protecting Your Children in Cyberspace
Safe Teens


rev. 1/2014

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