MONTGOMERY COUNTY (Pa.) – The Montgomery County District Attorney has written a book about a growing issue that hits home for families with younger children: the dangers of kids surfing the Internet alone.
“The Mouse Who Went Surfing Alone” is the title of District Attorney Risa Ferman’s book. She says it a non-threatening, non-frightening way to teach children about the dangers of online predators. She says many parents do not talk to their kids about how to safely navigate the internet, yet kids are learning how to log on at increasingly younger ages.
“We’re letting our kids onto the computers and giving them access to the outside world. We’re bringing the world into our homes, and we’re not talking to our kids about basic safely precautions,” Ferman says.
The book uses a surfing metaphor to follow a young mouse as he experiences the dangers of surfing alone. Ferman calls the book a modern day lesson in “stranger danger.” The proceeds from the book go directly to Mission Kids, Montgomery County’s child advocacy center.
Reported by Brad Segall, KYW Newsradio