My Net Shepherd was created to help parents shepherd their children without taking away their independence and social interaction.
"Our goal is to give parents information and tools that they can use to keep their kids safe online. Safety should always be a priority over privacy when it comes to our children. If you believe that you should not invade your children's privacy for any reason, then this site may offend you. As a parent, you have a right and an obligation to do everything in your power to ensure the well being and safety of your kids.
"People who do not believe that their children could ever become victimized online are living in an unrealistic world. Regardless of if your child makes 'As' or not, that child has the potential to become victimized through online technologies. I think it is very important for parents of all socioeconomic status and with all different roles in society to take this problem very seriously."
—Melissa Morrow, Supervisory Special Agent, Child Exploitation Squad, FBI
"Monitor your child's access to all types of live electronic communications (i.e., chat rooms, instant messages, Internet Relay Chat, etc.), and monitor your child's e-mail. Computer-sex offenders almost always meet potential victims via chat rooms. After meeting a child on-line, they will continue to communicate electronically often via e-mail."
—U.S. Dept. of Justice Federal Bureau of Investigation "A Parents Guide to Internet Safety"
Link to full article: "A Parents Guide to Internet Safety"