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Title: Teen Safety on the Information Highway
Author(s): Lawrence J. Magid
Date Published: 2003
Page Count: 24
Sponsoring Agency: National Ctr for Missing and Exploited Children
Alexandria, VA 22314-3175
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Washington, DC 20531
U.S. Customs Service
Washington, DC 20229
US (Justice Dept) Immigration and Naturalization Service
Washington, DC 20536
Grant Number: 98-MC-CX-K002
Sale Source: National Ctr for Missing and Exploited Children
Charles B. Wang InternationalChildren's Building
699 Prince Street
Alexandria, VA 22314-3175
United States of America
Publisher: http://www.safeteens.com/ 
Type: Guideline
Format: Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This brochure offers Internet safety tips for teenagers.
Abstract: While the Internet offers many exciting opportunities for knowledge, there are also opportunities for harm. Teenagers represent one of the most vulnerable populations on the Internet for many reasons, including a lack of parental supervision and the growing technical savvy of the Nation’s youth. This brochure presents a wealth of information about the Internet, including how to get into cyberspace, as well as the dangers of the Internet and how to avoid them. The target audience is teenagers, but parents and other adults can also benefit from the information. General risks of the Internet are described, such as the problems of personal harassment or schemes designed to gain access to the Internet users’ financial information. The risks of the Internet are also described by Internet area and include discussions of the dangers present in chatrooms, via instant messaging, and through e-mail. Finally, four basic rules of online safety for teenagers are presented, along with guidelines for parents.
Main Term(s): Adolescents at risk; Computer crime prevention measures
Index Term(s): National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
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