Tips for Parents/Working Adults on Internet Surfing and e-Mails



  1. Establish a Contract
  2. Surfing Together
  3. Placement of Home Computer
  4. Browsing Budgeting (Time & Money)
  5. Spot Checking and Security Filter
  6. Setting up and "Keep-in-contact" of family e-mail Accounts
  7. Is Someone Spying on You?



1. Establish a Contract :

House Rules and Regulations on the Use of Home Internet browsing - No Pornography or No Gambling or No Excessive Violent Games. Share with them the values of your Home.


2. Surfing & Talking Together :

Establish and Share Common Interests with Children on their preferred reading, entertainment, lifestyles, fashions, etc. Sit with them at the Computer and discuss what they see. Talk frequently with your children about what they’re doing online.



3. Placement of Home Computer :

Place the Home Computer in the Living Room, preferably with a 19" or 21" monitor, especially for the grandparents, and for the parents to "view clearer" from afar.


4. Browsing Budgeting (Time & Money) :

Use 5 cents/minute to estimate your internet billings. Anything more than $100 is a concerned, that means browsing of 6 hours or more on the Net per day.




5. Spot Checking and Install Security Filter :

Using or set History Button. What is a Security Filter – a piece of software that prevents the User from visiting "banned" sites; the banned-site list usually comes from the filter maker (50 million websites). For Security Filters and information,




Others : National Internet Advisory Committee (NIAC) and PAGi (Parents Advisory Group for the Internet) at




6. Setting up and "Keep-in-contact" of family e-mail Accounts :

Sharing an e-mail account with young kids (under 10) is a good way of communication. Encourage older kids with their personal e-mail addresses to communicate regularly with their grandparents, uncles & aunties, and cousins.




7. Is Someone Spying on You?

How to protect yourself? One way is to hide your footsteps on the Web through an anonymiser program, (Is your boss watching

you at the workplace?)

The program(s) allow you to surf the Net undetected and send and receive encrypted (confidential) e-mails.



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