Safe Internet Use Tips For Parents

Father Dennis Noon
Sunday, July 23, 2017 - 11:00am

* take time to become educated about the Internet; it’s an investment in the safety and health of your children

* select an Internet Service Provider with a Filter Access

* tell your children not to respond to any belligerent or suggestive contact or to anything that makes them feel uncomfortable and to let you know if anything like this happens

* do not permit face to face meetings with people they meet on the Internet, unless there is a good reason to do so and you or someone you trust is present

* do not overreact if your children bring something inappropriate to your attention or they will be intimidated and will not do so again

* do not miss the significance of hidden disks – usage of pornographic or hate-filled materials tend to be secretive

* remind your children that these rules apply whenever they use computers at locations outside the home, such as libraries

* above all communicate! The best protection is good relationships with a healthy Christian family life in which family members talk and pray together.