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Readers’ Comments

These are unsolicited comments subscribers have kindly sent us about the Net Family Newsletter. We’ve included last names and credentials, when provided, with permission from the writers. Do send us your own comment anytime.

“Hi Anne, I want to thank you for this outstanding online newsletter. I’ve recommended this newsletter to my fellow crime prevention practitioners here in the State of Michigan, during my community presentations, my television show “The Prevention Corner” and on Monday 7-9, I’ll be a guest host on WAAM Talk Radio 1600am (www.talkradio1600.com) from 6-9am and I’ll be promoting the website to the audience as a resource to parents and educators. Thanks for your outstanding work on making this information available to the Internet community.”
Ritchie Coleman
Public Safety Community Coordinator, Pittsfield Twp. DPS
President, Crime Prevention Association of MI (www.preventcrime.net)
S.E. MI Chapter Director, Parents TV Council (www.parentstv.org)

“Hi, just wanted to tell you how pleased I am with your newsletter, and how informative it is. Thank you for putting it together. I am the mother of two teenage boys, one of whom is always a step ahead of me on the computer…. Thanks again,”
Paula
Wisconsin

“I have been a subscriber for over a year now and thoroughly enjoy all the relevant information. I feel I can actually stay up with my techno savvy teens…. Keep up the great work! We parents need this newsletter.”
Betsy
Ohio

“Hi, I happened to find the Net Family News website today and think it is a wonderful place for all students and parents. Since I am a high school teacher and also a person that manages the h.s. website, I’d like to know if you would give me permission to link to your site from one of our pages.”
Gail
Indiana

“Thanks for Net Family News. I work for a sexual assault crisis agency and speak to children and adults about personal safety. I believe your website keeps me in the forefront of what is going on in cyberspace.”
Gay Patek
Texas

“I have subscribed to your newsletter for numerous years and look forward to each copy. I read it like the bible. There is such important information in it. I have started emailing blurbs to our parents for their information. (Also inviting them to join the listserve.) The last two editions [1/9/04 and 1/16/04] were so important that I would like to copy/send the articles about Tim La Fazia and associated links to our parents.”
Christine Lang
Technology Coordinator
The Independent Day School
Middlefield, Conn.

“Please note we are changing our e-mail address…. We don’t want to miss a single e-mail from you. I personally think NetFamily news is one of the best things that has been put on the Net since its beginning. I have always forwarded it because it is too valuable to keep to myself!”
David in Louisiana

“I publish a newsletter to marketers who are working in the kids market. I love your ezine and try to read it as often as I can. SafeKids/NetFamilyNews is an inspiration to me.”
Judith in Ontario

“Each week I look forward to the new issue of SafeKids/NetFamily News. I appreciate the mix of information you provide – everything from online safety to research to fun and games. Many thanks for the very important work you do – it makes a huge difference out here!
Monica in New York

“To your amazing staff,
“Thank you for your wonderful newsletter. The ‘net can actually be a safe place to raise children!! I am confident of that fact…. Thanks for your wonderful service to our digital world.”
Kip in Nebraska

“Each issue of your newsletter gives me useful information to mention in my ‘Child Internet Safety Talks to Parents’ here in Connecticut. My partner and I have been recognized for our work in this area recently [by The Lions Club of Greenwich with its prestigious Dr. John Clarke Award, presented annually to an outstanding police officer in the community]…. I wanted to say ‘Thank You’ to you and your staff for publishing your newsletter. Your informative articles and software product information have helped our program become a success in the battle to keep children safe online. Keep up the good work, and I’ll keep mentioning your Web site at my presentations.”
Youth Officer Robert Williams
Greenwich, CT, Police Department

“I received my first newsletter today and loved it!!! Such relevant information. As a high school history and civics teacher, I found the info wonderful and will definitely use it with my classes as we conduct research on the Web. I also devoured the information on hate speech. It will definitely lead to a wonderful discussion on First Amendment rights. Keep up the good work. Regards,”
Byron in Puerto Rico

“I just wanted to thank you for all your hard work! I started subscribing last year when researching child Internet safety, but your newsletter provides tremendous information on many topics. I use your references both for my professional research and to share with my kids at home! Thanks for all you do,”
Jennifer Burke
Staff Associate/Librarian
Educational Technology Policy Clearinghouse
Southern Regional Education Board

“Interesting family story [leading the 8/20/01 issue]! Just emphasizes in my mind the need to rearrange our computer room furniture. We now have them back-to-back in the middle of the room, but I’ve been contemplating turning them around. Danielle, our 11-year-old, has never abused Internet privileges, but she will now be homeschooling with an online school. We also just networked our computers so she can access the Internet from her own computer instead of just mine. After reading this, I definitely feel I need to increase the ease of surveillance so we can better assure that she doesn’t abuse her Internet privileges. Thanks,”
Janet
Aomori Prefecture, Japan

“I want to thank you for featuring my message so quickly in your newsletter. The investigations performed by your staff were very helpful to me and other readers, as well. I’m disappointed to learn that filtering images is going to be quite a task. I’ll continue reading your newsletter weekly for any updated material regarding this matter…. Thanks so much for the help that you and your newsletter provide for all of us in ‘Internet Land’.”
Candy
Kansas

“What a great source of information for all educators. Keep up the good work.”
Michael J. Berson, Ph.D.
Department of Secondary Education, College of Education
University of South Florida

and
Ilene R. Berson, Ph.D.
Department of Child and Family Studies
Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute
University of South Florida

“I love my subscription! I learn so much every time! I’m not sure if I’ve already asked you to add a subscription for our Superintendent of Curriculum, and for my 2 counterparts in other parts of the district. If not, would you please?… THANKS! P.S. This was a great issue!”
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“Thank you very much for your informative publication. I receive quite a few [publications] by email all the time – and sometimes I tend to delete some of the less important ones because of sheer volume – however, your emails always stay… I always find some area of interest that makes me extremely glad I kept it. It is very difficult to keep abreast of technology due to the enormous content and vast range of applications it covers. Thank you for all your hard work – it is much appreciated.”
Gill in South Africa

“I am a middle-level teacher on a leave of absence…. I am very impressed with your work on behalf of kids. As a teacher of 12-14-year-olds and the father of a 3- and 7-year-old, I want to thank you for your work. I will do my best to pass the word on about your site. Please let me know if there is any opportunity to be of any assistance to your great site.”
Jim in Connecticut

“Thanks for providing such an informative newsletter. As a youth librarian working extensively with the Internet and its resources, I appreciate the articles and information you provide.”
Mindy
Youth Services Librarian in Michigan

“I love the newsletter. I am reviewing back copies to be able to forward good information to my students’ parents during our Parent Information Night. I want to get the parents aware of Internet safety, and thank you for all your help…. I truly appreciate the information that you provide.”
Christine, a teacher in Connecticut

“You folks do a great job. I am always amazed at all the stuff you come up with. Keep up the good work. It is unlikely that you will hit 100% everytime, but you come really close.”
Ted

“Thanks for all you do to keep us up to date on the fast-moving world of kids and computer communication…. Love your newsletter – no one else covers the subject (Kids and the Internet) like you do!!”
Carol in Illinois

“I teach computer literacy at the 8th-grade level, and I am using your newsletters as a resource for my Internet and ethics sections in my class. They are quite informative and interesting. I would like to recommend your newsletters to other teachers I know would be interested. Could you send brief instructions about how to subscribe? I have lost the name of the site where I first found you. Keep up the good work!!!
Margie

“The newsletter was outstanding and had a lot of great information for me. You’re doing a great job with this!”
George

“I would like to thank you for this site. My son is almost 4 years old, and he is starting to play with our computer. I would just like to say that I am glad that there are people like you looking out for our children. Thank you.”
Cathy

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