Freelance Writer: 'Don’t Be Afraid of the Internet'
Daniel B. Kline, "a freelance writer living in Newington, Connecticut," according to The Mountain Call of Salida, Colorado, has an article in that paper headlined "Don’t be afraid of the Internet. He wrote:
To properly safeguard their children online, parents must actually learn about the Internet and not simply accept the hysterical local news reports about its theoretical dangers As anyone who remembers the endless stories about killer bees knows, television news often reports events that might happen or happen not nearly as often as the story suggests. Kline said, "This latest round of stories designed to frighten parents happens to deal with Myspace.com, but they are no different than past scares about telephone chat lines and malls."
Kline has a point. On the other hand, we have to safeguard our children by being aware of their activities on and off line.