Internet Safety and Cyberbullying
It’s difficult to imagine life without the Internet! The Internet offers so many opportunities for people of all ages to do research, be entertained, and communicate with others. But as parents, it is our responsibility to stay informed on what children are doing when they are using computers or other devices connected to the Internet. Here is a selection of websites and resources that can help you keep abreast of news and information to keep your children safe on the Internet.
Net Family News A weekly electronic news service to inform and educate parents, families, and caregivers of children who spend time online.
Get New Wise Lots of tools and links for helping you keep informed about what kids are doing on the Internet and how to help them use is safely.
Stay Safe Online Sponsored by the National Cyber Security Alliance. This site lists the “Top 8 Cyber Security Practices” with an entire section devoted to protecting your children online.
iSafe iSafe is a non-profit foundation dedicated to protecting the online experiences of youth everywhere.
NetSmartz The NetSmartz Workshop in an interactive, educational safety resource to teach kids and teens how to stay safer on the Internet. We use this site with the students throughout the year to reinforce Internet safety.
WiredKids Wired Kids has many online safety games for younger children and information for children of all ages, as well as helpful information for teachers, parents, and law enforcement.
McGruff This site is sponsored by the National Crime Prevention Council and stars McGruff, the Crime Dog.
Stop Cyberbullying This site helps to identify and describe cyberbullying, and understand what can be done to help deal with and prevent it. The information is broken down by the age range of children.