Internet Safety Tips from the Boulder Police Department Place your family’s computer in a visible location, not in your child’s bedroom. Use gender-neutral screen names. Spend time with your children online and get to know the friends they communicate with by computer. Learn Internet lingo. Maintain access to your kids’ e-mail accounts and personalized Web pages, such as Facebook or MySpace. Never allow your children to meet with someone they met online without a parent present. Make sure the meeting is in a public place during the day. Teach your children about the dangers. Encourage them to come to you with any concerns.