Cybercrime Prevention: Where Parents Can Turn
Wired Safety: Kids and Tweens Cybersafety(1)
Helping the youngest computer users avoid becoming victims of a cybercrime is easier with the down-to-earth verbiage contained in this six-page pamphlet. It addresses what to do if someone steals a child’s password, how to differentiate safe from unsafe websites, that being honest about one’s age actually protects tweens from accessing sites that are unsuitable for them and also what to do when an online interaction with a third party turns ‘weird.’ Read through the online pamphlet together with the child or tween and get them off to a good start, properly fortified against cyberbullies and hopefully also predators.
McAfee’s 10-Step Internet Safety Plan(2)
The well-known anti-virus software giant also offers cybercrime attack prevention assistance to families with young children. The 10-step internet safety plan outlines the things parents can do to protect internet users as young as the three-to-seven demographic, but also the elementary school student who is likely to rely on the ‘Net for research. It addresses computer locations, family teamwork, rule setting, security software and age-specific online rules.
Microsoft Online Safety(3)
Issuing “age-based guidelines for kids’ Internet use," Microsoft offers parents the tools to help control their children’s online behavior early on. Underscoring the fact that parents know best what kinds of boundaries to set with the child, Microsoft outlines potential talking points for children up to age ten, the eleven-to-fourteen set, and the over fifteen crowd.