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Monitoring children on the Internet

POSTED: Friday, February 4, 2011 - 2:32pm
UPDATED: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 9:54am

In a society filled with new technology, children have easy access to the internet on computers and on cell phones.Some sites are not child appropriate and could put a child in danger or just get them into trouble.

One local parent says it is the parents' responsibility to look out for their children. Chip Hejl says, "It's important for the parents to look at the parental controls that they have installed on the computers, and also on the cell phones, and to monitor it from time to time. That's what we do as parents. We take care of our children."

Several internet programs allow you to monitor what your child is viewing on the computer and phone. Some programs will even send the parent a daily report of what the child is searching. The programs tell us it is important to talk to our children about the issue. Have open communication from the beginning, to stop the problem before it can even start.

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