Parents may wish to invest in security software for their children’s computers. Some of this software works by monitoring all Internet activity for trigger words.
There are many types of security software available.
Net Nanny, www.netnanny.com
Or parents may wish to make use of the AOL children’s section at www.aol.com
Be aware of the safety issues regarding mobile phones. Increasingly these may have Internet access.
Encourage children to talk about how they use mobile phones. Remind children not to give mobile numbers to strangers and people they do not know very well. Talk about responsible use of text messaging.