Navigating the Web Safely

From the Show: Healthy Children
Summary: For the most part, the Internet is a rewarding place for kids and teens. But the potential risks can be devastating. Learn how to safeguard your children from danger.
Air Date: 6/12/13
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Dr. Gwenn O'Keeffe, MD
DrGwenn 72dpiGwenn Schurgin O'Keeffe, MD, FAAP, pediatrician, author, parenting and digital media expert, is CEO of Pediatrics Now, a health and communications company dedicated to providing reliable information to today's busy families about the online and offline world of today's busy and digital kids. The popular parenting website Pediatrics Now is the cornerstone of Pediatrics Now's work.

As one of the most highly sought-after child health and cyber safety experts seen and heard in the media today, Dr. Gwenn is a frequent guest expert on The Today Show, Good Morning America, Nancy Grace, NECN, and FoxNews Boston. Her expertise has also been featured in Parents, Parenting, USA Today, Reuters, Chicago Sun Times,, iVillage, and MomLogic. In addition, Dr. Gwenn is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post for their "Parenting and Education" pages on topics that cover a variety of digital issues impacting kids and families.
Navigating the Web Safely
For the most part, the Internet is a rewarding place for both kids and teens. But the potential risks to their privacy and personal safety are real.

While surfing the Web, your children may stumble upon disturbing information or images. Or they may innocently accept or share files that could expose your family to Internet thieves or computer viruses.

They may also encounter cyberbullies who try to embarrass or intimidate them.

Even worse, your children may unknowingly communicate with child predators, who use the Internet to befriend vulnerable children by pretending to be another child or a trustworthy adult and then try to persuade them to meet in person.

In this eye-opening segment, special guest, Dr. Gwenn O'Keeffe, shares important information to help you protect your children from Internet dangers.
aap bumper