Teaching kids to protect themselves is something most parents do
without much thought. It starts with baby-proofing the house. Some
parents enroll growing kids in self-defense
The same sequence makes sense online. Because young children don't
yet have the judgment to protect themselves, parents should
"baby-proof" their interactive environment.
Under age 6, children should have free computer playtime only with
software carefully selected by a parent. A list of 100 best
programs for children is available online from Children's
Early elementary school children need strict rules about what
Web sites they are allowed to visit. Point your child toward sites
run by respected organizations such as PBS or National
Children under 13 should do social networking only on sites
monitored by adults. Older elementary children also benefit from a
filter. Even Google now has a SafeSearch setting. To find it, log
into a Google account, click on settings, click on Safe Search and
then select Lock SafeSearch.
Here are some martial arts principles that translate into
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