Safe Family: Internet and E-Mail Safety

By: Ryan Loyd Email
By: Ryan Loyd Email

It's not only the internet and its content, e-mails can also invade your child's computer. Sherman Police Lt. Bob Fair says there are several questions to ask yourself when evaluating your child's level of security on his or her computer.

"Do they have online profiles? Do they have a member directory? Can you set something up for them for child protection monitors?"

One parent, Tammy Sparkman, says her 14-year-old daughter has filters on her computer. But sometimes, even innocent searches can turn up bad.

"It's easy to get into things, even with single words you enter for a research paper," she said.

The best way to know what your child is getting into is to just become involved in their life.

"Go online with them. See what activities they're involved with," Fair said.

Filters

For internet filter software, you can visit several links to see which best suits your needs. Be aware that some services may charge fees.

Check the links below for more.


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