The Internet is a useful and important part of our daily lives. Many can't
remember how we handled even the most mundane tasks without online
assistance. How did we even survive when we were kids? :-) However, along
with the good, there is bad. Children and teens (but not their parents!) are
very well versed in using the Internet, including web pages, blogs,
uploading and downloading information, music and photos, etc. They are also
trusting. This presentation will give an overview of the Internet and the
inherent dangers. Learn the realities and dangers of ``virtual communities''
websites your kids frequent like Xanga.com, MySpace.com and FaceBook.com.
Learn about the persistence of information on the net and Google hacking.
Learn the differences between a wiki, blog, Instant Messaging, text
messaging, and chat. Learn the Internet slang, key warning signs, and tips
for Parents and Kids. This talk is for anyone who has a child, who knows a
child, or who ever was a child!