• Federal government releases cyber safety booklet

    Date: 01.15.10 | by Judge Tom.

    “Net Cetera: Chatting with Kids About Being Online” was unveiled by the Federal Trade Commission in December, 2009. The booklet addresses cyberbullying, sexting, mobile phone safety and protecting the family computer. It’s intent is to teach kids to treat others as they’d like to be treated online.

    Although written for parents and teachers, teens will benefit from the advice and suggestions provided regarding online ethics and cyber safety. Since any post that is “sent” cannot be retrieved, teens need to understand the consequences of online misbehavior.

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    Other subjects covered in the booklet include phishing, blocking content, and teen-friendly browsers and search engines. The booklet is free. A PDF version is available at the federal government’s online safety website.

    Judge Tom

    This post was written by Judge Tom. Judge Tom is the founder and moderator of AsktheJudge.info. He is a retired juvenile judge and spent 23 years on the bench. He has written several books for lawyers and judges as well as teens and parents including the recently published 'Teen Cyberbullying Investigated' (Free Spirit Publishing). When he's not answering teens' questions, Judge Tom can be found hiking, traveling and reading.

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    • Shane Skillen
      Fri, 15 Jan 2010 at 12:07

      Askthejudge » Federal government releases cyber safety booklet: Federal government releases cyber safety booklet. … http://bit.ly/8zzehM