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Internet Safety

Children’s Partnership: Good site for a number of issues in keeping children healthy and safe, including while online.

ConnectSafely: Specifically designed for users with Social Networking sites; provides excellent tips and advice for everything from using Foursquare to preventing your child from participating in sexting. Very up-to-date.

CyberAngels: CyberAngels was founded in 1995 as the first cyberneighborhood watch and is one of the oldest in online safety education. They function as a “Virtual 411″ safety destination, addressing the needs of educators, the concerns of parents, and the vulnerability of children.

CyberSmart: CyberSmart is a free, comprehensive curriculum for teaching Internet safety and social media skills. The lessons cover grades K-12.

Federal Trade Commission: Your privacy rights as set by government regulation, plus some very good advice for talking to kids about online safety (particularly an article names “Net Cetera” found in their Consumer Protection section).  

Neted: Contains a listing of tools to help protect a family’s computer, including child-safe web browsers, filtering software, and virus protection.

Top 10 Internet Safety Rules for Your Kids is most appropriate for younger kids.

iKeepSafe: The Internet Keep Safe Coalition group teaches basic rules of Internet safety to children and parents, reaching them online and in school.

iSafe: i-SAFE Inc. is the worldwide leader in Internet safety education. Founded in 1998 and endorsed by the U.S. Congress, i-SAFE is a non-profit foundation dedicated to protecting the online experiences of youth everywhere. i-SAFE incorporates classroom curriculum with dynamic community outreach to empower students, teachers, parents, law enforcement, and concerned adults to make the Internet a safer place.

NetSmartz: The NetSmartz Workshop is an interactive, educational safety resource from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® (NCMEC) and Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) for children aged 5 to 17, parents, guardians, educators, and law enforcement that uses age-appropriate, 3-D activities to teach children how to stay safer on the Internet.

Safe Families: Safe Families is a program of TechMission, Inc. that was formed to assist parents in protecting their children from  dangers on the Internet. 

Stay Safe Online:  Securing your personal computer at home plays a crucial role in protecting our nation’s Internet infrastructure. You’ll find simple steps, practices and resources to learn the basics on how to teach your children to stay safe on the Internet.  This website gives you the information needed to secure your computer. 

Web Wise Kids: Web Wise Kids is a nonprofit organization located in Southern California. Since 2002, Web Wise Kids has been committed to teaching children and their caregivers strategies for safe Internet use, including methods of detecting and deterring online predators.

Wired Safety: WiredSafety provides help, information and education to Internet and mobile device users of all ages. We help victims of cyberabuse ranging from online fraud, cyberstalking and child safety, to hacking and malicious code attacks. We also help parents with issues, such as MySpace and cyberbullying.