Internet Safety Resources for Parents and Teachers
online video based curriculum
for grades 9-12!
Please view our
Spanish resources as well!
IT ALL Video Based Interactive Tutorials for
Parents Concerned About Child and Teen Safety
(multilingual - five or six languages and sign)
The State of Online Safety Report 2008
document is an international snapshot of the
incredibly diverse and innovative attempts to keep
kids safe online, while also respecting free
NetLingo.com - Dictionary of Internet Terms
- Text Messaging Terms
Are your kids IMing or e-mailing using acronyms or
shorthand that leaves you baffled? Use this site to
learn the abbreviations people use when they
communicate online, with PDAs, through text
HOW-TO Video Tutorials
for Parents (setting up privacy settings,
preferences, filters, etc.)
A Parent’s Guide to Internet Safety from the FBI.
It was prepared from actual investigations involving
child victims, as well as investigations where law
enforcement officers posed as children.
Wired Safety for Educators, Parents
Educators need to understand that the greatest risk
our children face online is being denied access. The
Internet is essential to our children's education,
future careers and lives. But even the most
experienced Internet user doesn't understand how
children use the Internet and how to help them have
a safer and more enjoyable surfing experience.
iLearn Online program
(video based & free)
i-SAFE has partnered
with Microsoft to create an ‘On Demand’ system for
Internet safety education. All through the click of
a mouse you now have the ability to empower
yourself, and your family, on the true meaning of
Parenting - Online Safety Booklet
Internet safety Guide
for Parents from the Arizona Attorney General
provides advice for parents organized by age group.
It also offers profiles of children at each age
Adults Can Do
Chat Rooms and Online Chatting for Parents
i-SAFE America is a government funded, non-profit
organization dedicated to keeping children safe
on the Internet. Our mission is to educate and
empower youth to safely and responsibly take control
of their Internet experience.
The NetSmartz Workshop 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.
WiredSafety, Is A 501(c)(3) Program and the largest
online safety, education and help group in the
world. We are a cyber-neighborhood watch and operate
worldwide in cyberspace through our more than 9,000
National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) is the
go-to resource for cyber security awareness and
education for home user, small business, and
education audiences. A public-private partnership,
NCSA sponsors include the Department of Homeland
Security, Federal Trade Commission, and many
private-sector corporations and organizations.
The Police Notebook on Internet Safety from the
University of Oklahoma offers tips regarding online
All about child safety at Microsoft (videos,
Parents - Online Safety Guide
All about Music, Downloading, peer
2 peer and Social Networking from Childnet
GetNetWise offers tips, tools, and suggestions for
action if you're bothered by unwanted email. The
tips help you avoid spam, and the tools and actions
give you ideas about filtering mail that comes to
your computer and reporting email offenders to
agencies who can do something about this problem.
Power To Learn for Parents
Designed to provide
parents with timely and relevant information related
to children’s digital media safety these interactive
units provide in-depth, practical and "how to"
information. The site prvides a comprehensive
overview regarding social networking, gaming,
instant messaging, etc..
First-of-its-kind K-8 Curriculum
co-published with Macmillan/McGraw-Hill and
available free to educators. Original
standards-based lesson plans. Student activity
sheets. Non-sequential for flexible implementation
by technology teachers, librarians, media
specialists and classroom teachers.
A Parents’ Guide to Internet Safety from the BBC
Parents Guide to the Internet
from the U.S. Dept. of Education
The U.S. Department of Education developed this
guide back in 1997, but its information couldn't be
more pertinent today. Parents who are serious about
making sure their children use the Internet wisely
and effectively will appreciate this handy
Guidelines for Parents
Parents know that kids shouldn't be giving out
personal information online, but just what
information does this include? Should kids use
pseudonyms when they are online? What about kids'
Be Net Savvy - Tools
for Parents to Help Children Stay Safe
Common Sense Safety
Guide (chapters and FREE book online)
Articles for Parents
About TEEN online Issues (Sexting, Provacy, etc.)
Stop Bullying Now
Microsoft Safety Collection for Parents to Use with
Internet Safety KITS and Plans fro Parents and
Teachers from WebWiseKids
Parent Guide to
Internet Law Libraries
For brief summaries of court decisions related to
Internet use, go to the Internet Library of Law and
Court Decisions. You'll find case updates on MP3,
DVD, audio files, and a host of others including
privacy, shareware, email, and copyright.
Peer to Peer Networks
NetSafe Utah tackles peer-to-peer networks with
cautionary advice for parents.
Biggest threat online are peers
You've probably gotten email warning you not to open
attachments with certain names. Many of these are
hoaxes, which are forwarded to you by innocent
people. Paying attention to such messages is not a
wise way to protect your computer.
Teens and Talk: The Lure of Instant
Family Education calls Instant Messaging the "21st
Century Pizza Parlor" and details information on the
good and the bad of teen chatting. Suggestions for
rules are provided.
Internet Content Rating Association
ICRA is an international content rating system for
the Internet. Filtering categories include chat,
language used on a site, nudity and sexual content
of a site, violence depicted on a site, and others
areas such as gambling, drugs, and alcohol.
GetNetWise provides information about products that
are designed to help online experiences be safe and
rewarding. Finding software that filters and/or
monitors what children are doing online is easy with
GetNetWise's "Tools for Families" search.
Children's Privacy Rights from the Privacy Rights
Parental Control Software Basics
Snooping on Your Kids
How do you know what your kids have been doing
online? The answer: There are lots of ways, some of
which you can do with your Web browser and others
with monitoring software.
Options to Limit Time Online
How do you monitor how much time your child spends
online? There's software that can keep track of it
Teenangels is a group of 13-18 year-old
that have been especially trained by the local law
enforcement, and many other leading safety experts
in all aspects of online safety, privacy, and
security. After completion of the required training,
the Teenangels run unique programs in schools to
spread the word about responsible and safe surfing
to other teens and younger kids, parents, and
teachers. At the urging of our Teenangel volunteers,
a special group of volunteers will be able to
continue as Teenangels after they become 18 years
old, & a new group of Tweenangels has been formed
for those between 9 & 12 years of age.
Additional Online Safety
Information for Parents of Elementary
The City School District
of New Rochelle would like to offer the web sites
listed below as resources to help educate the
parents on Internet Safety. These web sites are
geared to teaching internet safety to parents and
elementary age students.
Get Net Wise
is a great web site that breaks down Internet safety
information for parents by age groups. This site is
easy to navigate and understand.
Power to Learn
Internet Safety for Parents
This website is suited for Elementary parents
learning about internet safety. The site offers
examples of Social Networking, Gaming, Cell and
SmartPhones, Wireless World, Filtering, Family
Technology Rules and Emailing, IM'ing and chatting
Net Cetera Chatting with Kids about being Online
This is a PDF document
that helps parents understand the lingo that related
to Internet Safety. This is provided by OnGuard and
the Federal Government.
Internet Safety Resources in Spanish