Almost all children today have access to the Internet through schools, libraries, community
centers, or their home. And most 8 to 18-year-olds, 74 percent, have Internet access from their home computers
according to the Kaiser Family
Not only do more children have access to the Internet than ever before, but they are using it
more, too. Many schools incorporate the Internet into their curricula and encourage online research for projects.
But that’s not all kids are doing online. They also email, chat with friends through instant messenger and in chat
rooms, play games, create websites and web blogs, and just surf the ‘net.
Even as kids grow savvier in their use of the Internet, it can still be a dangerous place. The
good news is that most dangers can be avoided if children and their parents learn about smart Internet use.
Downloadable Resources on Internet Safety