Chances are, your child relies on the Internet to do research. To make the most of his online time, remind him to:
- Consider the source. Is it a commercial site? Are words misspelled? How recently was it updated?
- Verify material. Double-check surprising “Facts” found online. List sources.
- Stay safe. Avoid chat rooms. Don’t reveal personal information online. Ask about anything even slightly questionable.
http://www.safekids.com/articles/junk.htm Source: Lawrence J. Magid, "Kids Need to Learn How to Sift Out Net Junk," SafeTeens.com.; Reprinted with permission from The Parent Institute, a division of NIS, Inc.,(c)2006