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Technology: Internet Safety

Internet Safety Sites
Compiled by Robert Hays and Carol Boehler, ESU #11 and Kathy Vetter, Holdrege Middle School

I-Safe America

Founded in 1998, i-SAFE America provides Internet safety information and knowledge to students, parents, law enforcement and everyone in the community in a variety of ways.  Links to order materials and learn how to get involved in raising awareness in the community.

Adventures of Cyberbee:

The top three safety solutions in 'Keeping Kids Safe in the World of Technology' are Education, Supervision, and Software."  Site includes Curriculum ideas, resource tools, web projects and links

AmericaLinks Up:

America Links Up was a broad-based public awareness campaign to ensure that every child in America has a safe, educational and rewarding experience online. Their site is no longer active but is being hosted by GetNetWise for archival purposes.

American Library Association:

Lists Criteria for Great Web Sites for Kids.

Children on the Internet:

This British site offers advice on problems ranging from inappropriate Web sites to childrens' overuse of computers.

The Children's Partnership:

The Parent's Guide to the Information Superhighway, Online document with Tools for Families Online, provides adults with basic information about the Internet, as well as Handy Tips on age-appropriate computer activities for kids.

Curriculum on Internet Safety:

The CyberSmart School Program offers professionally developed curriculum for elementary and middle schools, promoting responsible and effective computer and Internet use.

Cyber Angels:

This site helps patrol the Internet to keep kids and others safe.  

CyberNetiquette Comix:

Provides an entertaining, interactive way for families to learn valuable lessons about online safety. Join classic Disney characters for adventure, fun, and online awareness tips.

Family Fun Schoolwork: Safe Web Surfing for Kids

Five Web Strategies are discussed: Custom Browsing, Filtering Software, Pre-filtered Browser, Net Playgrounds, and Monitoring and Locking Software.  Also included: Kids' Web Safety Pledge and Top Ten Tips for Making Your Kid a Safe Online Surfer.

Family Fun - Kids' Web Safety Pledge:          

Safety ground rules for kids on the Internet


FBI Safety tips for Kids on the internet:

The Federal Bureau of Investigation's short list of important things to remember.


A Parent's Guide to Internet Safety.

Get Net Smart! Quiz:

An Online Safety Quiz for Parents and Youth


Topics include: Keeping Children Safe Online, Stopping Unwanted E-mail and Spam, Protecting Your Computer From Hackers and Viruses, and Keeping Your Personal Info Private.

Internet Content Rating Association

The Internet Content Rating Association is an international, independent organization that allows Web authors to fill out a questionnaire describing the content of their site. ICRA generates a content label that can be added to the site. Details are provided on the site.

Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Unit:

A federally funded Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force has been established. The task force, administered by the Department of Justice's Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Programs, allows the Nebraska State Patrol to combat Internet crimes against children.

Internet Safety Awareness      

Internet Safety Awareness Internet Safety Awareness students, parents, and educators at any level of computer use need to be aware of issues surrounding Internet safety.

Internet Safety Organizations:

Selected national organizations dedicated to protecting children online, and to educating parents, educators, and other concerned adults about how they can help keep children safe. If you, your child or your students encounter inappropriate online material or behavior, contact these organizations for information and assistance.

Internet Safety Tips:

For Elementary and Middle School Students, Their Teachers and Families.
http://www.staysafeonline.info/e-tips.html  (scroll to middle of page)

Julie Posey

You will find "Did you know?"  facts regarding Internet Safety and information on julieposey.com, which is a one woman crusade run by Julie Posey.  This web site is dedicated to the protection of children from sexual predators on the Internet and in the local community.  The site is designed to inform, educate and empower its visitors, as well as to serve as an information-sharing resource.  As you move through this site, you will learn about the many aspects of child sexual abuse, how and when to make a report to law enforcement and what Julie Posey is doing to prevent child sexual abuse.

Kidz Privacy:

The Federal Trade Commission has created a Website for parents and kids with loads of tips on safety and privacy issues.  

Media Awareness Network

Teaching Kids to be Safe and Responsible Online.  Explore the five links at the bottom of this page and to the right on each page.  The Chat Room link is especially good resource.

Microsoft Internet Safety:

Microsoft believes that ensuring this safety is a responsibility shared broadly among parents, the industry, government and communities. A combination of informing and educating parents and children, using widely available technological tools, and providing adequate supervision is clearly a key part of any solution.

NationalCenterfor Missing and Exploited Children:

Know the Rules...Internet Safety Quiz for Adults (PDF)


Five rules for Internet Safety.  


Discusses Real Dangers to Kids Online and How to Avoid Them


Teaches children what to watch out for when surfing the internet with fun and interactive games http://www.netsmartz.org/flash/index.html

Protect Kids

This website provides educational information for parents to understand the risks involved and resources to parental controls to insure child Internet safety.

Safe Passage:

Teaching Kids to be Safe and Responsible Online

Safe Sites for Teaching & Learning:  Some of the latest and greatest educational sites for kids and teens as well as for parents, educators and other concerned adults.

Safe Surfing with Your Family:           

"Safe surfing" is a family affair. It's all about being informed, Internet savvy, and open to the possibilities of the online world for you and your child. Safe surfing topics include: Safe Communication Online and Plan Against Inappropriate Material.

Safeguarding the Wired Schoolhouse:

The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) believes that every school community that provides access to the Internet should adopt an Acceptable Use Policy to guide users and system administrators alike. They should also work to teach children how to protect themselves online and how to be information-literate consumers.


Find tips, advice and suggestions to make your family's online experience fun and productive.

Safer Child

Safe surfing on the Internet

SafetyEd International  

SafetyEd International  provides Internet safety information, useful searching advice, and links for parents, teachers, students and librarians.

Stay Safe Online

Stay Safe Online is an easy kid-friendly guide to the Internet hosted by an animated Shaquille O'Neal and Tara Lipinski.

Steven Institute of Technology web site

Includes information on Acceptable Use Policies, Links to Internet Safety Filtering Software, and Links to other Web Resources on Internet Safety.

SURF SWELL ISLAND: Adventures in Internet Safety

The Surf Swell Island site is a quiz-driven adventure game. Internet safety material is presented in a series of three games, each featuring a classic Disney character and focusing on an area of concern: privacy, viruses, or netiquette (guidelines for behavior on the Internet). Each of the three games is followed by a mini-quiz reinforcing what was presented in the game.

Tech Corps:

This new resource area includes a "primer" for parents and educators on key safety issues and strategies, as well as safety tips and rules for Internet users of all ages. It offers free, downloadable Internet Safety Screen Savers with key safety rules for pre-school, elementary and middle school students. The site invites parents, teachers and educators to learn more about the pros and cons of content filtering strategies, and provides links to top-rated filtering products.

Teen Safety on the Information Highway:

Topics include: Protecting Your Privacy, and Articles About Teen and Child Safety Online.

Top Ten Cyber Security Tips:

For Teens, Their Teachers and Families   

U.S. Department of Education: Parents Guide to the Internet

This U. S Department of Education user's manual for parents and children, stresses the benefits as well as the dangers in store for those who use the Internet.

Universityof Okalahoma Police Departmentwebsite: 

Tips & Tools for Parents: Keeping Kids Safe Online. A guide to Internet safety for parents from The Children's Partnership. Topics include: Notes, Advice, Warnings for Parents and Kids, and KID SAFETY on the Internet.

Web Cams and Wish Lists

Explores the dangers of online wish lists and use of web cams to exploit children.

Web Wise Kids:

A non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring child internet safety by giving tips and advice to parents and children on how to protect themselves from online predators


This site features surprising Internet Statistics.


Sullivan, Mike, "Safety Monitor", Bonus Books, 2002


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