Special Agent Recommends Monitoring Software To Protect Kids
He makes a list of suggestions that parents can follow to protect their kids from Internet predators. He includes keeping the computer in a common room, NEVER in the bedroom, talking to your kids, keeping them away from net profiles and diaries (like myspace), and investing in parental monitoring software.
He also makes it clear that the Internet is a very dangerous place for kids. More than 2,500 predators are arrested each year for using the Internet to prey on children. And many more are never caught.
And don't think its only kids who are online all the time that are in danger. One in five kids who uses the Internet at least once a month has been approached online by a sexual predator.
Szatkowski's tip to pick up monitoring software is a good one -- you can talk to your kids all day, but that doesn't mean they'll listen, especially with teens and pre-teens. There are more than 2,500 predators after your kids every month, and that's 2,500 good reasons to know exactly who they're talking to, and what's happening when you're not looking.