I was watching Dateline and had interviewed the owner of "WiredSafety" Parry Aftab who points out that parents need to exercise parental control over their (esp teenage) children over computer and internet usage. Well, duh. We're not raising robots but we also have to slowly give freedom to our children. Internet usage is no different from letting a child play outside: you don't let a 3 year old roam freely on the frontyard especially on a busy road (or even semi-busy road).

I guess most parents aren't savvy technologically but that doesn't mean one should avoid it. If you don't know then why don't you spend quantity time (not just quality time) with your child to find out? I don't believe in sneaking around with children: just spend time with them! How hard is that!