Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Baby Safety Month...

...is coming, this September. It's promoted by the Juvenile Products Manufacturing Association, and focuses on baby/child products and their safe use. http://www.jpma.org/industry/BabySafetyMonth/BSM_2006/index.cfm.

We just finished the Internet Safety Month (June)- designated by unanimous vote of the US Senate this year (May). One of the outcomes was a lot of extra material showing up on websites, including this nifty little test....

Parents Summer Safety-Net Test (developed in partnership with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children)


What's really nice is that it's also en espanol (Examen para Padres sobre Seguridad en Internet).

Sunday, July 09, 2006

Porn on a Playstation

Just saw this posting: "Our 11 year old accessed Porn on his PSP (Playstation Portable)."


Bit of a wakeup call, to regularly check your logs on your home router and/or firewall - simply look at some of the outbound IP addresses accessed (especially if you can see from which machine they originate).

Also, I'd say just don't let any old machine use browsers/the Internet (even your phone); just those that you've got good parental control on, good oversight of, and that aren't hidden away in your child's room.

Saturday, July 01, 2006

Safe Sites for Kids

Here's a good way to find safe sites for kids....we actually volunteer to help add to this list.


Brought to you by Wiredsafety.org.