Keeping Foster Children Safe Online
-Positive strategies to prevent cyberbullying, inappropriate contact, and other digital dangers-
Foster children are morelikely than other children to be involved in risky activities online due to backgrounds of neglect and abuse, an absence of supportive adults, lower self-esteem, and greater exposure to drugs and alcohol.
Covering all the dangers of online technology that your foster child might encounter, from cyberbullying and “sexting”, to child grooming and online hoaxes, this book pays particulra attention to dangers unique to foster families, such as the diffuculties internet access poses for maintaining formal arrangements for contact with birth families. DeGarmo equips you with strategies to keep foster children safe online, giving tips on establishing expectations for internet usage, advice on how to prevent inappropriate contact and protect personal information, and explanations for the importance of “netiquette.”