Why Parry Wrote It

Contents

Part 1 Outfitting Yourself for Cyberspace (everything you need to know to get online)

1. Clueless? . . . You'll Feel Right at Home!

2. Cyberspace . . . A Map for Non-Geeks

3. Hardware Technology . . . Don't Worry, I'll Go Really Slow and Draw Lots of Pictures

4. How Do You Get Connected?

5. Once You Get There . . . How Do You Find Anything?

6. Person-to-Person Online . . . E-mail

 

Part 2 The Dark Side . . . Keeping Things in Perspective

7. What's Really Out There . . . and What Can We Do About It?

8. The Law . . . Is The Bad Stuff Legal?

9. Cleaning Up Cyberspace . . . Helping to Enforce the Law and Get the Web Rated

10. Understanding the Other Risks . . . Hidden Dangers

11. The Bad Stuff Goes Both Ways . . . Protecting Others and Yourself from Your Kids and Their Friends

 

Part 3 Making and Enforcing Your Choices as Parents

12. Understanding Your Options

13. Defensive Parenting . . . Avoiding Problems by Planning Ahead

14. Ms. Parry's Guide to Netiquette

15. United We Stand

16. Using Technology to Implement and Enforce Your Choices

17. Rating the Web . . . PICS, the Platform for Internet Content Selection

18. What Have You Learned So Far?

 

Part 4 The Good Stuff . . . 99.44 percent pure 197

19. It's a Wonderful (Online) Life

20. A Family Project . . . The Web Can Bring You Together

21. The Wonders of E-mail . . . Families Keeping in Touch

22. And Now . . . A Special Word from One Grandmother . . .My Mom's 2¢

23. Special Families . . . Special Kids

24. Some Great Family Websites and Parenting Resources

25 . Our Kids' Reviews

26. Parry's Picks

27. The Bottomline . . . On Balance

 

 

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