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Five Tips for Parents on Safe, Fun Internet Surfing

Five Tips for Parents on Safe, Fun Internet Surfing

(ARA)- Kids, computers and the Internet - it can be a formula for fun and education or, if not wisely managed, a jungle of pitfalls and potentially dangerous situations for kids in the 21st century. Here are five tips to help parents get a grip on home PC and Internet management:
* Place your family PC in an open, visible location.
* Get hip to your Web browser's access settings to block out objectionable Web sites.
* Preset your search engine to be kid friendly. Search engines usually have filter settings to block sexually explicit text and image results. Lists of pre-screened kid-safe research sites are also available online.
* If you're in the market for a new PC, go for one with the new Windows Vista operating system. Windows Vista includes a one-stop Parental Controls feature. Visit http://www.microsoft.com/windowsvista for more information.
* Talk to your children about cybersafety. Have them sign a pledge with rules for what is and is not OK to do.

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