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Internet in the Family

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Internet in the Family

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A guide to helping children when they go online

We are releasing the second edition of "Internet in the Family: A guide to helping children when they go online," which includes a wide array of new content.

WAN-IFRA, which is offering the guide free of charge, is encouraging newspapers to use it to attract partners and sponsors. The guide, run as an insert or a series, is designed to help parents and teachers reduce the risks children face online and help children better use the internet in their education.

The materials can be found HERE

 

"Parents and teachers – especially those who are less internet savvy than children – need help to steer children into safe and more productive practices on the web," said Dr. Aralynn McMane, Executive Director of Young Readership Development for WAN-IFRA. "The Internet guide covers everything from how to avoid predators and 'cyberbullying' to helping kids reject plagiarism and to determine the credibility of information. And it comes from a source that parents and teachers trust – their local newspaper."

Offering the guide for publication around Safer Internet Day aims to strengthen the newspaper's role as a media literacy ally of parents and teachers. 

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2011-01-12 12:14

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