Step 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10

Click here to see SafetyNet -- the book that shows parents and children how to guide and guard their children on the Internet.
Ten steps to Net safety.
Report inapropriate web sites with Net Scrubber.
KidShield news, reports and press releases.
Reviews of top parental control software.

U.S. and international political efforts to safeguard children online.
Reviews of family-friendly policies of top Internet Service Providers.



SafetyNet Step 4:
Keep the computer out in the open

You can strengthen your safety net simply by locating the computer in a common room, such as the family room, instead of a bedroom. The primary advantage of doing this is that you will not have to constantly disturb your children’s privacy by entering their bedrooms to see what they are viewing. Many parents have peaked into their child's room in the middle of the night to discover their children surfing the night away. Perhaps the child is addicted to the net, or worse, looking for objectionable material. A common-room computer makes such clandestine use less likely in an easy, friendly way.

-Back to Top-
rule_pg1.gif (8410 bytes)
Home | SafetyNet | NetScrubber | Politics | News | Links | Glossary | SafetySteps | Contact KidShield
1997-2002 All rights reserved.