SafeKids.com answers questions about Internet safety
I've been working in the online safety field since 1993 when I wrote Child Safety on the Information Highway for the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. That document was based on what we thought we knew at the time -- before there was any research about the way kids and teens actually use the Internet. It's still reasonably good advice for young kids, but it's no longer what I'm telling people about pre-teens and teens. Unfortunately, some people are still using that advice from 1993 to apply to all kids.
Since then we have learned a great deal about online safety, including the fact that most kids are doing pretty well. Although there are risks, many of the things that adults worry about are far less likely than some imagine.
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