PORNOGRAPHY AND PREDATORS: BASIC FACTS/LEGAL
Its important that parents keep the Internet
medium in perspective. For the most part, the Web is a fairly safe environment.
Not all, or even most, of the content on the Internet is sexually explicit,
profane, or harassing in nature. Its just that those who do create
and distribute such content are often highly aggressive and indiscriminate
about displaying and advertising it.
Nevertheless, a part of parenting involves gauging the safety of real-world
environments and situations that involve children. This applies to the
cyberworld as well. To teach your child effective habits for avoiding
inappropriate content or communications, you must be aware of the potential
threats. This section of NetSafeKids offers background information that
can help you better understand the issues of pornography and sexual predators.