The best way to monitor your kids’ online activity

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The best way is to watch over your kids! We pulled the computers out of the bedrooms and put them in one family room. The next best thing is to install parental control software that lets you monitor your kids no matter where they are. Road Runner subscribers can get it free.

If you’re not a Road Runner Subscriber, here’s link to Google via search keywords “Parental Control Software“.

Teach your kids to use fake identities

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If your children are going online, chances are they visit web sites which ask for their name and email. Train your kids to make up fun, fake identities instead of giving out their real names and explain to them why it’s important. My kids use their favorite superheroes or cartoon characters when web sites ask them for their names. They have fun and it’s safe.

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No firewall? You’ve already been broken into

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If you have a high speed Internet connection and you don’t have a firewall, there’s a good chance that your computer has already been broken into. Firewalls allow you to safely get online yet protect your network from outsiders. If you don’t have a firewall, go get one right now and make sure it has wireless networking, or wifi, built in so that you can connect other devices.

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