Posted 20 September 2006 - 12:38 PM
Another view is to make computer use (yours or their own) dependent on learning computer security best practices. Unfortunately, it is not only teenagers who are all-too-trusting, but many older people as well, especially when they first taste the internet.
Print out some of the relevant Tutorials here at BC,and encourage your children to read them; even test them---in a casual discussion---about what they have read. If you read a news item discussing malware or computer common sense, be sure they read it, too.
Make sure they understand how to use and keep updated, many of the common security applications, excercise care in E-mail handling, and research before downloading fun/happy add-ons from unknown sites.
Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one should be silent.