Bryan police's recent on-line predator sting is a good reminder that we need to make sure children stay safe while using the Internet.
Here are a few tips from the Federal Bureau of Investigation:
Talk to your children about potential on-line danger.
Spend time with your children on-line.
Keep the computer in a common room in the house, not in your child's bedroom.
Use parental controls provided by your service provider and/or blocking software.
Use of chat rooms, in particular, should be heavily monitored. Computer-sex offenders almost always meet potential victims via chat rooms.
Always maintain access to your child's on-line account and randomly check his or her e-mail.
View the FBI's Parent's Guide to Internet Safety here.
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