Raising Kids Online

WHAT CAN PARENTS DO? We want our kids to use the Net but worry about what they'll find. Here are some ways to steer them straight

On the morning of Tuesday, April 20, as the sun rose over Littleton, Colo., more than 14 million American teenagers punched off their alarm clocks, scarfed their breakfasts, brushed their teeth, rushed off to school...and did not kill their classmates. On that day, like other days, 40% of those teenagers--a number that has doubled in the past two years alone--logged on to the Internet. The vast majority did not encounter recipes for pipe bombs or deranged rants about white supremacy. Most were getting sports scores, downloading the most recent Britney Spears cut, chatting with friends. Some were even doing their homework,...

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