Try This: Protecting Children on the Web

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When you see your kids glued to the computer screen for hours on end, you probably can't help but wonder what they could possibly be doing for so long. And, with so much dangerous activity lurking on the Internet, you might be a bit concerned, as well.

These New York moms shared some tips on how they ensure their kids are using the Internet safely. Most agree it's important to monitor their kid's activity on the Web, either by utilizing parental controls or checking their browser history.

The editors at Common Sense Media stress how important it is to set boundaries. "Tell teens never to do anything that's outside their comfort zone -- like sharing passwords or sending sexual photos," they suggest.

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Start by teaching him that it is safe to do so.
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