The Internet provides many opportunities for children to learn, grow, communicate, and be entertained. At the same time, however, there are many dangers that children face online. With the advancement of technology, it is more important than ever to teach children the importance of Internet safety. The below websites provide some excellent tips, suggestions, and games to educate your child and you on how to safely use the Internet.
Web Wise Kids
Includes an online safety guide and a tool kit for families to learn about internet safety together.
Netsmartz for Kids
NetSmartz® 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..
Social Networking Sites: Safety Tips for Tweens and Teens
The Federal Trade Commission’s site on Internet safety includes tips and links to other organizations to help tweens and teens stay safe.
Prevent Cyberbullying and Internet Harassment
Cyberbullying has become an unfortunate reality in today's society. This website educates parents and children on the facts about cyberbullying and ways to prevent it.