The Internet has transformed the way that people research, shop, conduct business, and communicate. But it can be a perilous place for minors. Parents and teachers today are confronted with many threats that they simply do not understand. This book, aimed at parents with children aged 8 to 18, explains the risks of the Internet by detailing some recent real-world tragedies and revealing some of the secrets of online activities, and provides a pragmatic approach to helping parents and teachers protect children against the threats of going online. Parents today are not well-equipped to deal with the variety of devices and applications such as email, instant messaging, browsing, blogs, cell phones, and personal digital assistant (PDA) devices can facilitate the dangers lurking online. The author offers a comprehensive overview of the ways in which youth use such technologies and how parents and teachers alike can help protect them from the dangers lurking therein. This book exposes the risks and provides a roadmap for parents and teachers to become more engaged in children's online activities, arming them with techniques and tips to help protect their children. It includes chilling real-life stories, anonymous Internet experiences, and approaches that real people are taking to deceive and conceal their online activities. He offers an overview of the way the technologies work and provides a roadmap for protecting children if they use a variety of tools and technologies that introduce risk in the first place. Offering practical advice and recommendations, the author arms readers with the information they need to understand how the technologies work as well as how to manipulate them to protect those who use them. This book is indispensable to anyone who uses the Internet and related technologies, and especially to those who are charged with keeping children safe.