Is any service safer than the others?

Sex offenders have contacted children via most of the major online services and the Internet. The most important factors in keeping your child safe online are the utilization of appropriate blocking software and/or parental controls, along with open, honest discussions with your child, monitoring his/her online activity, and following the tips in this pamphlet.

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1. What are signs that your child might be at risk online?
2. What should you do if you suspect your child is communicating with a sexual predator online?
3. What can you do to minimize the chances of an online exploiter victimizing your child?
4. My child has received an email advertising for a pornographic website, what should I do?
5. Is any service safer than the others?
6. Should I just forbid my child from going online?