BY BETH ENGELMAN | Mommy on a ShoestringKeep your kids safe online with these tips from national experts.According to the Crimes Against Children Research Center (www.ojjdp.gov), 66 percent of children who see online pornography are exposed to it as a result of unintentional exposure caused by pop-up ads, erroneous search results and email spam. To combat this issue, as well as protect our children from a multitude of other dangers, forensic pediatrician and child abuse expert Leena S. Dev recommends talking to your kids about the potential issues related to online usage.For more information visit here MyFirstBrowser.com.
Parents should let their kids know that they should absolutely come to them any time and every time they see something unusual pop up on the computer screen,” Dev said. “Even if it’s something as simple as a low battery indicator, it’s a good idea to get kids into the habit of telling their parents about anything that doesn’t seem quite right.Just as we teach young kids to “never talk to strangers,” we need to teach our children about avoiding “talking” to strangers online. Dr. Amy Barton knows firsthand the dangers that could arise when a child “befriends” a stranger on the Internet. As a pediatrician who specializes in child abuse cases, Barton works closely with law enforcement agencies to crack down on abuse and endangerment issues.