Safe Internet Use Tips For Parents

Author: 
Father Dennis Noon
Date: 
Sunday, July 30, 2017 - 4:15pm

 

* 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

* put any computer with Internet access in a public area of the house; not in a bedroom or den

* spend time on the Internet with your children, even if you are only an interested learner; you may be surprised by how much you enjoy it

* encourage your children to think about what they find on the Internet and to ask you if, for instance, they find “Catholic” information that doesn’t sound like what they learned about the church at home or in school

* focus on good sites and material available

* guide your children in how they use email responsibly; it’s a fun and useful part of the Internet, if used properly

* encourage your children to bring anything questionable to your attention and praise them for bringing problems to you

* caution your children never to give personal information – such as name, address or telephone numbers to anyone on the Internet without your permission and never send pictures

* tell your children not to fill out questionnaires they find on the Internet without your permission