Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 3412 Internet Tips  Surf the Internet with your child. Show your child how to navi- gate websites, perform simple searches, and bookmark pages. If your child is proficient in using the Internet, let him/her do the navigating. Demonstrating this skill will give your child a sense of pride and accomplishment.  Find some appropriate sites to visit, and then go through these sites together. Help your child find sites that relate to his/her interests and hobbies.  Have your child show you a favorite website, and ask, “What do you like about this site?” Be careful when making judgments about the sites your child likes. Remember, you want to keep the lines of communication open.  Keep your family computer in a common area of your home, such as the kitchen or dining room. Children are less likely to visit an inappropriate site if they know you may be watching.  Set limits on screen time for your child. Surfing the Internet can consume a huge amount of time. Set a timer if you need to monitor the amount of time your child spends online.  Take full advantage of parental filters, but remember that filters are not completely effective. Supervision and monitoring are the best deterrents to inappropriate behavior.  Discuss the benefits and the drawbacks of the Internet. Make sure that your child knows to never give out personal informa- tion, such as name, address, phone number, school, or birthday. For more information on Internet safety, go to or