How to monitor your child's online activity

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How to monitor your child's online activity

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There are applications on the market that say they can protect children from cyber bullying. Things like PureSite PC, Screen Retriever, Minor Monitor and Parental Guidance are all applications that help guide children and allow parents to know what their kids are doing online. These are basically spyware and it lets the parents have an inside look as to what the kids are talking about online. However, these applications only work if the parent has them installed on a particular computer or knows how to access the information. There are always ways around parents finding out what the kids are up to. The best way for you to know what your kids are doing is to have open, honest conversations about your expectations and make sure you know what they are doing and where they are doing these things.

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Lori Getz, M.A.

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Since 2004 Lori has worked as an Instructional Technologist in Los Angeles, CA. She has a Master of Arts in Educational Technology from San Diego State University and is certified by isafe.org as an Internet Safety Specialist. In September 2008 Lori founded Cyber Education Consultants and began speaking to students, parents, and educators about Internet safety, security and ethics.  Since that time Lori has reached out to Internet users across the world!  Her mission is simple- to help bridge the gap between a young generation of digital natives and their parents and teachers. 

Today, Cyber Education Consultants provides workshops, professional development and consulting services to more than 100 schools across the country.

Lori is an educator, mother, and Internet safety expert.  She has appeared on the "Dr. Phil Show," "Today," "HLN," “Dr. Drew” and several other local news and radio programs (including the Ryan Seacrest show on KIIS FM).  She often lectures live, speaking to parents, teachers and students. Lori has been published in several areas including as an online expert for momlogic.com and kidsinthehouse.org.  Most recently was featured in Rachel Simmons’ new edition of “Odd Girl Out” and Lucie Hemmen’s, Ph.D “Parenting a Teen Girl.” She is currently working with the “I Have a Plan” series to develop a children’s book on online safety.  Her insight comes from both her professional and personal life working with children, tweens and teens.  

 

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