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FILTERING AND MONITORING: TOOLS FOR SAFETY

When it comes to protecting your kids, technology can help boost your efforts, especially when you’re not around. But keep in mind that technology isn’t a cure-all. A safe cyberkid is one who knows how to make informed decisions about what to do—or not do—online. Children gain this wisdom primarily from the guidance of a responsible, involved adult.

Although technology will never substitute for a parent’s encouragement and understanding, Youth, Pornography, and the Internet, the source report of this Web site, discusses at least two technological options that are worth considering in the fight for Internet safety: filters and monitors.

Learn how these computer-specific tools work, along with the pros and cons of using them.