March 17, 2015 at 6:54 AM
Today, it is not uncommon for young children to be talking on their cell phones or texting on their way to school. Parents are allowing their children to have cell phones and/or electronic devices at younger and younger ages. In matters involving custody and parenting time, giving a young child a cell phone can be a way to allow that child to communicate with the off-duty parent when the child is not in their care. This is an easy solution; however, many times, children are unaware of the dangers of the internet and are not given the proper guidance as to appropriate internet safety precautions. In order for parents to be able to protect their children against possible dangers of the internet, parents need to be educated on the issues themselves and be open and willing to have a conversation with their children.
Enough Is Enough is a non-profit organization that strives to make the internet safer for children and families. Since its emergence in 1994, Enough Is Enough has made efforts to confront online pornography, child pornography, child stalking, sexual predation, and other forms of online victimization. The goal of Enough Is Enough is to “educate, empower, and equip” parents with the basic safety rules and software tools parents need to know to protect their children online.
Rules ’N Tools® through Enough Is Enough is a youth pledge that gives parents some guidance for having a conversation with their children about internet safety. Click the link below to look at the pledge, use it for your children, or tailor it to meet the specific needs of your family.
Rules N’ Tools Checklist:
http://www.internetsafety101.org/upload/file/Rules 'N Tools Checklist.pdf
Enough Is Enough website: