ERIC Number: ED414051
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Get Cyber Savvy: A Family Guide. The DMA's Guide to Parenting Skills for the Digital Age: Online Basics, Behavior and Privacy.
Direct Marketing Association, Washington, DC.; Council of Better Business Bureaus, Inc., New York, NY.; Call for Action, Bethesda, MD.
The ability to meet people, visit places around the globe, and make purchases online has added a new dimension to teaching children about the opportunities and accompanying risks that exist in everyday life. The Direct Marketing Association has created this guide to information use, behavior, and privacy on the Internet to help parents supervise their children's learning experiences, even for parents who do not understand the technology well enough to oversee their children's online use. Areas addressed include: (1) how common sense applies to the Internet, easy-to-use parental control technologies, and what the Internet offers; (2) a short quiz to see how much parents already know about the Internet and to get them prepared for other activities; (3) a guided tour, including e-mail, Listservs, World Wide Web, uniform resource locators, and encryption, for parents to follow in the workbook or online at the computer; (4) sample cases of real situations parents and children may encounter online, including issues of personal information, surveys, web stores, password, and directories, and the opportunity to discuss them; and (5) how to develop a set of rules and guidelines for enjoying cyberspace in families, which includes a family pledge document for each family member to sign. (SD)
Descriptors: Computer Attitudes, Computer Security, Electronic Mail, Information Industry, Information Sources, Internet, Online Systems, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Education, Parent Role, Parenting Skills, Parents, Privacy, World Wide Web
Direct Marketing Association, 1120 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10036-6700; phone: 212-768-7277; www: http://www.the-dma.org
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Direct Marketing Association, Washington, DC.; Council of Better Business Bureaus, Inc., New York, NY.; Call for Action, Bethesda, MD.