The Orthodox Union has produced a CD-ROM about the importance of having internet safety guidelines for youth and teens.
The CD-ROM, called “Caught in the Web,”:http://www.ou.org/news/article/ou_presents_internet_safety_cd_to_its_synagogue_network_urging_parents_to_p advises parents on what’s out there in cyberspace Ã¢â‚¬â€ especially what their kids might know about but they don’t.
Frank Buchweitz, the OU’s national director of community services, said:
Cyberspace is made up of a wide array of people, most of whom are decent and respectful, but some may be rude, obnoxious, insulting, exploitive, and dangerous. Adults and children can benefit greatly from being on line, but they can also be targets of crime, exploitation, and harassment in this, as in any other environment.
The OU represents Orthodox Jewish congregations across North America.