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Most adults - and children - have easy access to the Internet. Whether at home on the family computer, a personal laptop, tablet, smartphone or the local library, a wealth of information is just a click away. And, while a lot of information on the Internet can be useful, there are traps and ways that ANYONE can end up in harmful situations.

We want all of our members and Exede customers to have access to resources to help protect their families from online dangers and utilize resources that can help parents talk to their children about being smart online. NetSmartz was created by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children; helpful links from this resource for all ages are below:

Tip sheet for parents to help protect their children online.

Tips to start discussions on how to avoid harmful content online

Online gaming safety tips

ICAC - Internet Crimes Against Children - Task Force lists numerous resources for parents and children about practicing online safety.

Real-life stories (video) - True stories of how innocent web browsing or online conversations can take a turn for the worst.

Safety Pledges - Download these safety pledges that give online users guidelines for Internet use and help parents/guardians and children understanding what is expected of them.

Software is available that can help parents control the online content accessed by computers and mobile devices. Among one of the top programs is Net Nanny. There is a fee for Net Nanny, but free trials are available for this parental control software that works in real-time and in-context, monitoring and blocking inappropriate sites/online conversations.

Cell phone/wireless carriers, such as AT&T, Sprint & Verizon also have links and tips for families on digital safety.

More information on Exede high-speed satellite Internet can be found by clicking here or by calling 800-924-3407.

 

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