Sunday, May 27, 2007

Parental Guides for Child Safety

As parents (grandparents, aunts, uncles, older siblings), we have reason to be concerned about child safety on the internet. It is no longer merely a concern about the child installing a software that includes a trojan, browser hijack or other malware. An even greater concern is for their privacy and personal safety.

Blake Handler has written several guides for parents, the most recent of which is Parent's Guide to Microsoft’s Windows Vista where he has provided step-by-step guidelines to assist parents in setting up computer access rights based upon the child's age and maturity.

Although the Vista Security Features bookmark page was updated to include Blake's article, below is a link to other articles I have written on child safety as well as articles either written or referenced by Blake at The Road to Know Where.

Above all, please keep an open dialog with your children regarding Internet safety. Don't make the controls too restrictive, but don't give them free reign either.

Edit 30May07:

Parental Guides for Child Safety

Blake Handler:

Fred Stutzman:
Kevin & Dale Farnham:

Alfred Thompson

Security Garden:

1 comment:

Nellie2 said...

Thank you Corrine, excellent advise as always and some very informative links