Article: Dad Warns Parents of Online Perils

Just saw an article the other day that really sends chills down my spine…

Fla. Dad Warns Parents of Online Perils

ORLANDO, Fla. — The father of a 15-year-old girl who was found safe 400 miles away from home a day after she ran away with a sex offender she met online had a message Wednesday for parents across America…

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/10/03/AR2007100302707.html

It’s things like this that make me realize that when my daughter is old enough to actively surf the net, I’m going to be installing not only all sorts of Internet filters on the router to block certain sites, but will probably be actively purchasing and installing software like “The Boss“, that not only log URLs, but also e-mail, chats, web page snapshots, and restricts Internet access to certain times of the day.

At three she already knows how to use my wife’s old laptop to play games like Reader Rabbit Preschool, and she also can go to some of the web sites out there that we’ve set up menu buttons for like Elmo’s Keyboard-o-rama.

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