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Internet Safety Center

A resource center for parents, teachers, kids, and teens.

The Internet Safety Center seeks to raise awareness about Internet safety and security, educating children, teens, parents, and teachers about how to protect themselves and others online.

Below you'll find resources from government institutions, non-profit organizations, and educational centers that explain how to teach a class on Internet safety, how to use privacy settings, how to deal with cyberbullying, and more.


Resources for Parents

Resources for Parents

KidsHealth

KidsHealth is the #1 visited site for children's health and development. Read about Internet safety laws, online protection tools, and how to get involved with kids' online activity.

http://kidshealth.org/parent/positive/family/net_safety.html

OnGuardOnline

OnGuardOnline is a resource for parents, where they can learn how to protect their own information and their kid's information online. Parents can read about child identity theft, socializing online, mobile phones, and how to talk to their kids about online activities.

http://www.onguardonline.gov/articles/0033c-protection-connection

FBI: A Parent's Guide to Internet Safety

This guide from the FBI, "A Parent's Guide to Internet Safety" is designed to help parents tell if their child is at risk online and to help their child stay safe.

http://www.fbi.gov/stats-services/publications/parent-guide

STOP Cyberbullying

STOP Cyberbuylling was the first cyberbulling-prevention program in North America. The organization's website gives an overview of cyberbullying, how to prevnt it, and how to report it.

http://www.stopcyberbullying.org/prevention/index.html

Helpguide: Dealing with Cyberbullying

Helpguide provides online resources to help resolve health challenges. The site offers information on the effects of cyberbullying, how to find support against cyberbullying, and how parents and teachers can help prevent cyberbullying.

http://www.helpguide.org/mental/cyber-bullying.htm

Google Family Center

The Google Family Center gives parents and teachers tools and tips for how to stay safe online, especially when using Google. Get all the info on Google's safety tools, how to report inappropriate content, and how to adjust your child's privacy settings.

http://www.google.com/goodtoknow/familysafety/

CyberWise

CyberWise is a learning hub for parents, teachers, and kids to learn how to play and communicate safely over the Web. You'll find videos, guides, and eBooks.

http://www.cyberwise.org/

US Computer Emergency Readiness Team

This guide, "Staying Safe on Social Network Sites" from the United States Computer Emergency and Readiness Team gives parents tips on how to help their children and teens use social networking sites safely.

http://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/tips/st06-003

Digital Trends: Safety on the Internet

Digital Trends gives advice to parents about keeping kids safe online, including suggestions for Internet Safety apps.

http://www.digitaltrends.com/how-to/safety-on-the-internet-how-to-protect-your-children/

Parenting.com

Parenting.com offers parenting tips and health guides for raising kids. It's article, "How to Spy on Your Kids Online" details how you can track your kids online using equipment, software, and parental controls.

http://www.parenting.com/article/how-to-spy-on-your-child-online
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Resources for Kids

Resources for Kids

NetSmartz

NetSmartz provides safe games, videos, eBooks, and email for kids, so that kids can have a safe place to play online.

http://www.netsmartzkids.org/

Webonauts Internet Academy

From PBS, Webonauts Internet Acadamy teaches kids how to be responsible online with games and videos. There is also a section of resources for parents and educators.

http://pbskids.org/webonauts/

FBI: Kids Safety Tips

This FBI site gives kids online safety tips, plus games for kids to safely play online. Kids can learn about the FBI, play FBI Adventure, and complete Special Agent Challenges.

http://www.fbi.gov/fun-games/kids/kids-safety

Stop Bullying

StopBullying gives kids facts, webisodes, and quizzes to educate them about cyberbullying. Parents can find ways to identify, prevent, and report cyberbullying.

http://www.stopbullying.gov/cyberbullying/index.html
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Resources for Teens

Resources for Teens

New York Public Library

The New York Public Library provides tips for kids and teens. You'll find helpful hints on everything from password security to social networking safety.

http://www.nypl.org/help/about-nypl/legal-notices/internet-safety-tips

TeenAngels

TeenAngels gives teenagers the opportunity to go through training and learn how to help keep the Internet safe. Then TeenAngels help raise awareness with schools and teachers, organizing events and programs.

http://teenangels.org/

Girls Health

Girls Health is a project from the U.S.Department of Health and Human services that helps promote healthy, positive behaviors for girls and teens. The website has facts for teachers, parents, and girls about cyberbullying and how to protect yourself online.

http://www.girlshealth.gov/bullying/

A Thin Line

A Thin Line is a resource from MTV with facts for teens about sexting, spying, cyberbullying, and Internet privacy.

http://www.athinline.org/
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Resources for Teachers

Resources for Teachers

Homeland Security

This resource from Homeland Security gives teachers and parents tips for teaching kids about Internet safety.

http://www.dhs.gov/blog/2013/06/18/internet-safety-children

WebWiseKids

WebWiseKids provides teachers and parents with tools to help educate children about using technology safely. You'll find training, classroom resources, and information about cyberbullying.

http://www.webwisekids.org/

Edutopia

Edutopia is a foundation dedicating to providing teachers with resources to improve education. The guide "How to Teach Internet Safety to Young Elementary School Students" provides elementary school eduators with a lesson plan, outline, and discussion points for teaching online safety.

http://www.edutopia.org/blog/internet-safety-younger- elementary-mary-beth-hertz

SafeKids

SafeKids teaches digital citizenship, online safety, and civility. You'll find current news updates, guides, FAQs, and tips for parents and teachers.

http://www.safekids.com/

FBI: Safe Online Surfing

This resource from the FBI gives teachers the tools they need to teach students how to surf the Internet safely and securely.

https://sos.fbi.gov/

KidsHealth in the Classroom

This guide from KidsHealth provides teachers with lesson plans, discussion quesitons, and activities for teaching kids and teens about online identity, surfing the web safely, and cyberbullying.

http://teenshealth.org/classroom/6to8/personal/safety/online_safety_cyberbullying.pdf
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