How would you teach your kids to be responsible internet users?

Philippines
May 3, 2008 10:51pm CST
Surely, there are sites that we don't like our children to be wandering around (mostly these are sites with morality themes). But we can not always be at their back to watch them. How would you make them responsible enough that even if you're not around you can trust them that they won't go to sites that you prohibit them to visit? Is there any scheme or strategy that you use to keep them from those sites?
3 responses
@amitavroy (4821)
• India
4 May 08
well i think it would be better if we can let them know why we are not alowing them . we can stop them by softwares, but then you have to always do that. if you let them know then may be they will realise the thing and then they may stop it. i think we need to explain things. kids have lot of questions in their mind and they need answers or else they will never stop
@zweeb82 (5711)
• Malaysia
4 May 08
Well, I believe if correct values are placed into them & they learn & understand self-government, many of these things can be curbed. Even on the national scale, if a nation has a dictator & everything is in order but once that government collapses, the people will begin looting & doing all kinds of funny stuff. It's because there was no government at all in the 1st place within them.
• United States
4 May 08
Well I am not sure what Antivirus software you are using but many have parental controls that can limit where our children go on the net. Also there is programs like Content Watch, NetNanny, KidSafe, and etc. These programs can block age inappropriate sites and keep your kids from them. If you want to message me I will provide you a list. I specialize in this area.