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Safeguarding Children

Internet Safety:
Online Safety Tips

While exploring the Internet, children may be exposed to inappropriate material and conduct through the World Wide Web, e-mail, and chat rooms.

Chat rooms pose a particularly serious threat. In chat rooms, remote users can carry on conversations anonymously, concealing their true identities. Taking advantage of this anonymity, child predators often make their first contact with victims through chat rooms.

The best defense against inappropriate material is to set and discuss family rules for Internet use. The following safety tips may be helpful in crafting such rules for your family:


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