Friday, November 19, 2010

Tech support for parents

Shows like NBC's To Catch a Predator simultaneously repulse and rivet us. We can't bear knowing men like this are stalking our kids – but we can't bear not knowing what they're up to. And in the wee hours after the show airs, when we've tossed and turned in the darkness, some of us long to sneak to the basement and rip the Internet cable from its jack. 

If only it were that simple. But many people's livelihoods depend on Web access. Schools often require extensive online research. And let's face it, the Internet can be an amazing tool ... but only if we're vigilant in our efforts to protect our kids from its dark underbelly.  read more

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