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Weitzenkamp, D.J., Nixon, J.S., & Schoenholz, P.I. (2008). Protecting children online. NebGuide G1878. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension.


This publication explains potential Internet hazards and how to protect children from them.

In an age where children are using the Internet on a daily basis, parents need to be aware of how children use it, potential online hazards, how to recognize signs that their children might be at risk, and steps that they can take to safeguard their children. While it is important that parents be proactive regarding their children’s use of the Internet, it also is important that parents not overreact to potential threats. Instead, parents need to take a proactive approach toward protecting their children in a technology-rich environment.