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Think before you post

February 9th, 2010 is this years Safer Internet Day

The topic for the year is “think before you post.”  A web site called Insafe organizes efforts to encourage people to use safety and be more responsible while online, particularly amongst younger generations. These events are quite large,  with 2009 seeing  500 events taking place in 50  countries worldwide.

The tasks this year are make sure you know your children. You need to know if your children use privacy settings available for social networking,  are selecting friends they can trust,  are posting pictures, and if they are posting pictures of their friends with permission.

This website as well as event is thankfully another means of making people aware of positive methods with which to train your children as well as yourself. Some of us don’t even think of the repercussions of our actions online, and are just ignorant of the possibilities. We need to educate ourself to learn things not to do for ourselves and our children, as well as use methods to protect ourselves from attacks beyond our control.

Safety Tips

Let me start off by saying Parents, teachers and Church leaders you need to be active in the area of Internet Safety.

Today I would like to talk about Internet monitoring. There is much to the saying that if some ones watching you your likely to do right. Installing a good monitoring and reporting system on your computer will stop the majority of intentional wrong doing on the computer.

A good reporting program will allow you to see sites that were visited and the time and date they were hit on. This is part of being a keeper to your brother. A good reporting system will also have an option to email reports to an accountability partner.

This tip is just a slice in the pie of Internet safety. Please stay tune for additional tips coming soon.

The sin of America today is pornography

I believe the sin of America today is pornography, I will not bore you with statistics, but the fact is pornography is a huge problem. It used to be you would have to sneak out and drive down to the little shack that had XXX Adult on their door.

Those days are gone, oh no I don’t mean the adult stores are gone they have gone from the bad part of town to the main street in many of cities. Pornography now can be accessed in the secrets of your home, no more getting in the car and driving to the red light district. The fact is you can turn on your computer, open up your Internet and type in any vile search you can imagine and there it is.

One of the first steps that should be taken is to safe guard your home from the potential dangers of pornography entering your home is to implement a filtering and monitoring program on your computer.

What you need is a filter that will not allow you to over ride it one that cannot be turned on and off at a whim. A good filter will do all this and more. It will have a reporting feature, a staff of knowledgeable folks that are there to help.

Please protect yourself and your family and get a great filtering and monitoring package.

Stop Look Listen

Stop   Look  Listen

We all recognize this from learning what to do at a railroad crossing yet over 12,000 train vehicle accidents occurred last year with over 700 deaths. What does this tell you?

Some folks do not heed to these simple rules

Lives could be saved, families spared the grief of losing a loved one and countless other situations that arise from such a tragic happening. Please allow me to switch tracks now, as we train and prepare our children as they go down the rail way of life we must instruct them in the three words mentioned above regarding the dangers of the internet.

Stop

Do not at any time post personal information on the Internet; remember nothing is personal once you post it on the Internet.

Do not engage in on-line chatting with strangers, they could claim to be an innocent little 14 year old school girl, and in reality they could be a 40 year old pervert.

Do not post pictures of yourself.

Look

Parents Know what your kids are looking at on the Internet.

Parents check up on what they are doing online. (There are lots of good programs that can monitor and filter the Internet.)

Listen

Listen and Talk to your family about Internet safety.

Remember the stat from above over 700 lives lost to train car accidents, the number of family’s destroyed by internet predictors and the filth that is pumped in our children’s minds is to numerous to fathom.

Adults and the Internet

Internet safety is usually packaged as protection for children. Don’t get me wrong we need to protect our youth,but we also need protection for the adults of the household.

When people of all ages are on the Internet, there is very little accountability in regards to knowing where, when and how long they have been on the Internet. The use a good Internet filter will assist in keeping your household free of the dangers of the Internet.

A good filter will have the capability of generating reports of usage of a computers visited web sites. It will also add a accountability feature that will allow you to have a partner view your surfing history.

PORNOGRAPHY ADDICTION STATS

PORNOGRAPHY ADDICTION AND INDUSTRY STATISTICS

As of 2003, there were 1.3 million pornographic websites; 260 million pages

U.S. adult DVD/video rentals in 2005: almost 1 billion (Adult Video News).
Hotel viewership for adult films: 55% (cbsnews.com).

Unique worldwide users visiting adult web sites monthly: 72 million

Number of hardcore pornography titles released in 2005 .

Adults admitting to Internet sexual addiction: 10%; 28% of those are women .

More than 70% of men from 18 to 34 visit a pornographic site in a typical month (comScore Media Metrix).

More than 20,000 images of child pornography posted online every week (National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, 10/8/03).

Approximately 20% of all Internet pornography involves children (National Center for Mission & Exploited Children).

100,000 websites offer illegal child pornography (U.S. Customs Service estimate).

As of December 2005, child pornography was a $3 billion annual industry .

“At a 2003 meeting of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, two thirds of the 350 divorce lawyers who attended said the Internet played a significant role in the divorces in the past year, with excessive interest in online porn contributing to more than half such cases. Pornography had an almost non-existent role in divorce just seven or eight years ago.” (Divorcewizards.com)

Internet safety is not just for children

Protect yourself from the temptation of pornography, put a stop to the open door of filth that is pumped into your household via the Internet.

Please don’t allow your self to become another satistic,protect yourself and your household with a good filtering system.