Internet Safety

Online safety matters. As the Internet matures, so do the many ways in which our privacy and safety may be compromised. From phishers to hackers, from netiquette to our digital footprint, being online requires a new type of common sense that informs your online behavior.

The resources below are useful for parents, teachers, and students in informing online behaviors and developing Net sense. These resources are just a sampling of the many resources available, and we encourage you to to conduct your own search for additional resources if these do not meet your needs.

Websites

A comprehensive website that includes resources for parents such as movie and book reviews, as well resources for teachers such as a scope and sequence for teaching digital citizenship.

Another comprehensive site that includes information for parents, teachers, teens, tweens, and kids.

The Digizen website provides information for educators, parents, carers, and young people. It is used to strengthen their awareness and understanding of what digital citizenship is and encourages users of technology to be and become responsible DIGItal citiZENS.

Games, quizzes, and videos for young people on topics that range from Cyberbullying to privacy to cell phone safety.

Resources for parents and students that include tips for avoiding scams, strategies to protect kids online, ideas for securing your computer, and information about how mobile apps and public WiFi works.


SafeKids.com is one of the oldest and most enduring sites for Internet safety. It’s founder and editor, Larry Magid, is the author of the original National Center for Missing & Exploited Children’s 1994 brochure, “Child Safety on the Information Highway.”


Some of the information on this site pertains specifically to Google products, but much of it is universal. Topics include resources to help parents talk to their children about online safety, tips for managing our digital footprints, and strategies for maintaining your  privacy.

Information on topics ranging from cyberbullying to online gaming to social media.
Videos


For families

Internet Safety Tips for Teens and Parents



For young students

The NetSmartz Workshop: Chat Abbreviation: UYN



For any age

Safe Web Surfing: Top Tips for Kids and Teens Online



For older teens
Please note that this is a British video with UK specific information. If you need help, please talk to your parents or other trusted adult, or contact your local police department.

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