Blogger Power: Project to Safeguard the Web for our Children

6 05 2007

 

 

I was tagged by MotheringTimes for the following campaign:

 

 

The project Blogger Power is a campaign to safeguard the Internet for children against pornography. Do visit the site for more details about this project. This is a chance for blogger’s to unite for a good cause. Calling all blogger’s to Blogger’s Unite and Help Spread the word to protect our children from pornography on the Internet.
If you are a blogger, post the common sense request to all the “adult site” webmasters on your site. You can either write your own article about it, or simply copy-paste the following letter:

A Request To All Webmasters Of Adult Sites:
“Please require a password-protected login before allowing even free access to explicit adult content. We understand that selling porn is your business and we respect your right to make a legal living. But understand our legitimate concerns and work with us. You already have the “warning adult content” on your websites. Yet kids, who are not legal customers of your product, ignore the warning. So to prevent them from having direct access to explicit images, texts and sounds, the simplest way is to have a password-protected login. No more “free tours” before a visitor supplies basic information.”



Blogger’s help spread the word and make the web safer for our kids. Please tag 20 other blogger’s to spread the word. Here is my list of blogs:

1. Family Support

2. All the love in the world

3. BloggingBaby.com

4. Coffeegrounds

5. Day by Day Dad

6. Elises Happenings and Wondering’s

7. KellyMom.com

8. MomSquawk

9. Parenting Toddlers

10. Silkstation

11. Garry Conn Dot Com

12. The Mom’s Blog Experience

13. THE ONLINE BLOG

14. The Rooneys

15. Welcome to Nashville Soapbox

16. What Just Happened

17. Political Dishonesty

18. Truth Seekers and Speakers

19. Blog The Internet

20. Where the women blogger’s are

 

Please pass this on! Let’s protect our children!

Here is a link where you can view links to the entries made by other blogger’s who support this project.

 

Best Regards,

Angie (Aconn)

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What Can Parents Do About Online Safety

3 12 2006

It should come as no surprise that parental involvement is the key to keeping kids safe online. You can lecture your kids, you can install filters to block objectionable websites, you can spy on your kids and you even can try tokeep your kid off the Internet, but none of those tactics are as effective as engaging them in conversation about what they’re doing online.

This is especially true in the “Web 2.0” era of the interactive Internet when kids are not only “downloading” inappropriate information but “uploading” information about themselves in social networking sites like MySpace and even video sites like YouTube. Today, parents have to worry not just what their kids “see” on the net but what they “say” as well.

So what does it mean to be an involved parent? It doesn’t necessarily mean standing over your kid’s shoulder every time he or she goes online, but it does mean talking with your kids – especially your teens – on a regular basis about their internet activities.

And don’t just focus on porn and predators. There are other “risks” for kids ranging from cyber bullying to net addiction to commercial exploitation. If your kids open up about bad experiences, don’t overreact or blame the victim. Listen carefully and appreciate that fact that they’re coming forward.

Your children may not want to talk about any negative experiences they’ve had online, but don’t let that stop you from talking with them about dangers on the Internet. Don’t exaggerate but do warn kids that getting giving out personal information and getting together with people they meet online can be dangerous. Let them know that the safest way to deal with unwanted solicitations is to not respond.

Don’t think that kids aren’t listening. Just as with messages about smoking and other dangerous substances, parents do have an impact. A national survey of teens conducted by the Boys and Girls Clubs found that “more than 1 in 3 youth (37%) stated that their relationship with their parents/guardians was most important to them… Surprisingly, nearly half (45%) of all respondents said that their parents most significantly influence their decisions, rather than their peers.”

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29 08 2006

I want to introduce myself. I am Angie and I am a proud parent of 3 beautiful children. I wanted to create this site so it gives parents a chance to express their thoughts and opinions, as well as give/receive advice. If you have any concerns, feel free to post them or you may contact me personally at aconn73@gmail.com