How can I protect my child online?

At left is a copy of a presentation given by Matthew Irvine, our Director of Communications and Technology. This, along with the information below, should help you in protecting your child on the Internet.

  • Keep computers with Internet access in open areas of the house, not in bedrooms
  • Talk with your child: how much time to spend online, to whom she can give her email, and what types of websites she can visit
  • Set boundaries for what type of information is acceptable to give out online, such as photos, event plans, contact information, etc
  • Learn the policies implemented at other places your child accesses the Internet
  • Block websites, chats, and emails that you do not want your children to see. There are a number of great software tools out there to do this.

Here are some helpful links:

Matthew IrvineProtecting your child online