The Orthodox view on internet safety

The Orthodox Union has produced a CD-ROM about the importance of having internet safety guidelines for youth and teens.

dvdwrapcopy400.jpgThe 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 — 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.

Gary Stern

Gary Stern covered education in the Lower Hudson Valley for several years during the early 1990s. Now's he back on the beat. He believes that schools are one of the main reasons that people live around here and that educational issues -- from curriculum to financing -- are among the most challenging things that journalists can write about. He continues to be amazed by the complexity of educational jargon. Gary got his B.A. at SUNY Buffalo and his M.A. from the University of Missouri Journalism School (where his master's thesis was about the best ways to cover education). He lives in White Plains with his wife and two sons, who attend public schools.