By Stephanie Brown and David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network
Do You Know Who Your Children Are Chatting With (Online)? is an article posted on the Charlton County (Georgia) Herald Website. The article notes the increasing popularity of My Space, Facebook and other Websites and the dangers that the Internet poses to children. Folkston Georgia Police Chief Wesley Green has good advice for parents. Green thinks that parents should pay more attention to what their children / teens are doing on line. Chief Green advised parents to review the information that children post on the social networking Websites and elsewhere on the Internet. When a child puts his or her personal information on the Internet including their age, school, vehicles, likes and dislikes, and other personal information, it can put them at risks for sexual predators and offenders who prey on children.
Parents can lock their door and put security alarms in their homes. What about the Internet that the children access every day? Where the “locked doors” and “security alarms” now?
Read the Charlton County (Georgia) Herald article and pay attention to the sage advice of Chief Green. In addition, read other articles about the Internet and children. Take the time to understand the Internet and current trends. Also, take the initiative and time to monitor your child’s computer use and activities.