I'm working on a presentation for parents about internet safety, protecting the kids while they surf, educating them to make wise decisions while online, and all that kind of stuff.

Hit me with your best resources, hard/software, and anything else you might have. I'll have a potential audience of 2500 families (between all the ways it'll be published) of varying opinions so I'd like to address as many angles as possible.

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If the free candy does not have a UPS tracking number, it's not coming.

@levisan I'm going to Hackers on Planet Earth conference this weekend.

I see one of the talks is "Why Professor Garfield Should Be Your Child's Best Friend on the Internet". I have never heard of Garfield, but apparently it's related to your question. I'll probably attend this talk and take notes. Ask me next week, and look for the public recording.

@levisan The home page url ( ) seems to redirect to something else now. And apparently this project may be delivered only the form of a native mobile app you must install on your phone.

Now I'm skeptical. Why do you need a native app for reading material, videos, and quizzes? *sigh*

@levisan ( ** I've never heard of Garfield as an infosec teaching tool for kids. )

Software's not worth it, it's not good enough and you shouldn't hand your kids over to a robot nanny you can't interview. The more software or hardware blocks you put up the more your kids will worm through to see what's on the other side. What are you going to do? Block all of youtube to stop porn & NWO?

No internet if you can't supervise, limited screen time when very young. Make sure that your kids trust you, and they come to you when they aren't sure on have Q's.

When you can trust your kid's decision making (and cut them some slack so they can make their own mistakes and learn from experience) let them go.

If you can't trust your kids you've already lost. If your kids don't trust you, you've lost.

Software does not fix you abdicating your responsibility to parent.

@levisan My own bullet points:
* Is there a web site for this service? Can you live without this app? Don't install this app.
* Twitter and Tiktok and Instagram MAKE YOU ANGRY. Literally stop using it every time it makes you angry, and take a break. If you don't you will develop mental illness.
* When you can't tell if someone is angry at you or baiting you, or just being a troll: always assume it's a troll and never respond to trolls. Walk away from the thread every time.

@levisan Don't trust anything, and stay away from Big Tech social platforms.

I just finished this audiobook.
The last couple of chapters covered good ideas about how to deal with children and Internet safety.

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