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Kids and Internet Safety: 5 Lessons to Consider

Posted February 6, 2012 | 02/06/12 01:05 PM ET

We started our undercover work in search of online predators back in 1999, when the web was hardly as social -- and hardly as dangerous -- a place as it is today.

Chatrooms were our major focus at that point, because they weren't monitored, and because adult subject matter was...

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Protecting Your Kids Online: Successfully Guiding Teens In the Challenging Digital Era

Posted January 12, 2012 | 01/12/12 01:52 PM ET

If you combine the descriptions of kids' behavior, parenting styles, and the types of monitoring solutions -- you get many different permutations and possibilities for protecting kids on social networks.

Lenient parents may not use any monitoring if their kids are not getting into trouble or doing risky things....

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Protecting Your Kids Online: How Strictly Do You Want to Monitor Your Kids' Social Network Behavior?

1 Comments | Posted December 14, 2011 | 12/14/11 07:54 PM ET

Many parents still don't understand the risks their kids are exposed to on social networks, or they think that the potential dangers only involve "other kids" or "not our type of schools." Wrong. Every type of school, child and neighborhood has already experienced the dark side of social networking.

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Protecting Your Kids Online: How Much Risk Can You Tolerate When It Comes to Your Kids' Social Network Behavior?

Posted December 7, 2011 | 12/07/11 12:19 PM ET

Many parents still don't understand the risks their kids are exposed to on social networks or they think that the potential dangers only involve "other kids," or "not our type of schools." Wrong. Every type of school, child and neighborhood has already experienced the dark side of social...

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Protecting Your Kids Online: Is Your Child a Social Network Risk-Taker?

Posted November 16, 2011 | 11/16/11 12:07 PM ET

Many parents still don't understand the risks their kids are exposed to on social networks; or they think that the potential dangers only involve "other kids," or "not our type of schools." Wrong. Every type of school, child and neighborhood has already experienced the dark side of social networking.

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Protecting Your Kids Online: How to Choose the Best Solution for Monitoring Your Kids' Social Network Activity

Posted November 11, 2011 | 11/11/11 12:01 PM ET

Parents are concerned about the dangers that social networks pose for their children today.
And with good reason.

The powerful rise and ubiquitous usage of the social Web offers a host of wonderful new experiences, but it has also dramatically raised the bar when it comes to...

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Social Media And Kids: New Web, New Opportunities, New Risks

Posted October 20, 2011 | 10/20/11 12:11 PM ET

The new online environment our children live in requires a different style of parenting.

The reality of the social web is that parents cannot completely control where and when their kids get access to, or post, certain sensitive information on topics like sex, drugs, violence, racism etc., so we...

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