One in five children is sexually solicited over the Internet, according to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. With today's fully wired and technology-savvy teens always a step ahead of parents and teachers, how do you make sure your kids are protected online? Here's a list of resources to help you out:
An online safety and help group packed with resources for parents, educators, and kids. Make sure to check out the parent section, where you can download a PDF copy of "Parenting Online."
Publishes information on how to talk to your kids and how to report online predators. Also, it has a vocabulary list to help you decipher online shorthand like POS (parent over shoulder) and A/S/L? (age, sex, location?), as well as Internet safety quizzes for kids and parents.
When Katie Tarbox was 13, she was molested by an older man she met over the Internet. Now 23, she has written a book for teens about her experience called A Girl's Life Online, and she keeps this Web site to help other young victims of sexual exploitation.