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WHAT PARENTS NEED TO KNOW

Designed to provide parents with timely and relevant information related to children’s digital media safety these interactive units provide in-depth, practical and "how to" information.





Social Networking
Delete Cyberbullying
Delete Cyberbullying is a year-long public service initiative sponsored by Cablevision's Power to Learn in partnership with regional Boys & Girls Clubs, Cartoon Network's Stop Bullying: Speak Up and Common Sense Media. Delete Cyberbullying is designed to empower children to combat bullying through education and information and to help ensure that the benefits of technology are not overshadowed by its challenges and risks.




Social Networking
Social Networking
Sites such as MySpace.com, offering users space to post personal profiles online, have exploded in popularity. Along with increased use, troubling issues related to social networking and cyberbullying and child predators have been exposed. Learn all about social networking and how you can help to ensure your children use it safely and wisely.





Gaming
Gaming
With the birth of the Internet, gaming went from a solitary activity to an interconnected, social one. Along with increased interconnectivity are increased risks. Learn the basics and advanced issues that could affect your child using consoles or the Web to play games.





Cell and Smart Phones
Cell and Smart Phones
A growing number of young people have cell phones. The sophistication of these devices may provide your children with more access and functions than you are aware. Learn more about the available technology and ways to ensure safety.





The Wireless World
The Wireless World
Keeping your home computer in a central location in the home is no longer enough to make sure that your kids aren’t getting up to something you wouldn’t approve of. With wireless networks and devices becoming ubiquitous a family safety plan, including securing your own network, is increasingly important. Learn how.





Filtering, Monitoring, and Blocking
Filtering, Monitoring, and Blocking
You can follow all the expert advice about keeping your kids safe in a digital world but sometimes you need a little help to keep kids safe from themselves. Find out all about the different options and products that are available to assist you in this undertaking.





Family Technology Rules
Family Technology Rules
Every household should establish basic technology rules that are discussed and understood by everyone in the home. These rules for operating in the digital world, can serve as a set of guidelines for handling situations and family expectations.





EMail, IMing, Chatting & More
EMail, IMing, Chatting & More
Young people are communicating using a variety of devices and methods that make it difficult for parents to keep track of just who their children are interacting with. This primer provides some ground level information to help you understand the key safety issues involved in real-time communication.





ISP, IAP, or OSP
ISP, IAP, or OSP
ISPs (Internet Service Providers), IAPs (Internet Access Providers) and OSPs (Online Service Providers) offer tools and software to help you secure your service and protect your children. Make sure you know what is available and that you're taking advantage of these offerings.












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