In November of 2005, I read that a Roman Catholic high school in Sparta had ordered its students to remove personal blogs from the Internet, in the name of protecting them from cyberpredators. Which brings me to an important question, just how can you keep your child safe online?
The Internet is a “gateway” which leads the adult predator to your child. Parents need to recognize the need to better monitor their childrens online activity. I believe that websites like xanga, myspace, and livejournal, make it all too easy for sexual predators to prey on our children.
Children are vulnerable and they dont realize that anyone can and most likely is reading their blog entries. Both my children have blogs, however they are under moderation by both my husband and I. Frankly, as a parent of two teenagers I believe that it is up to us as parents to educate our children about the online dangers.
Children’s blogs are a pedophiles playground, because of the easy ability to look into a childs world. As parents we can help our children stay safe while using a blog. For information about blogging safety please visit http://BlogSafety.com and...