The online world is no different than the offline world. Parents and guardians have responsibility for the safety and security of their children, and should require their children to follow basic rules when meeting online friends. Children and young adults should:
The parent or guardian should accompany the child the first few times he/she meets an online friend. In addition, the parent or guardian should arrange for at least the first meeting to take place in public, and only if both sets of parents or guardians agree and will be present at the first meeting.