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. Source: Lawrence J. Magid, "Kids Need to Learn How to Sift Out Net Junk,"; Reprinted with permission from The Parent Institute, a division of NIS, Inc.,(c)2006