"Websites with Internet Safety Tips and Resources for Parents"
Websites with Internet Safety Tips and Resources for Parents and Kids: NetSmartz - http://www.netsmartz.org/ A site sponsored by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children and Boys & Girls Clubs of America to help keep kids and teens safer on the Internet. BlogSafety.com - http://www.blogsafety.com/ Where parents, teens, educators, and experts discuss and learn about safe blogging and social networking. GetNetWise.org - http://www.getnetwise.org/ The challenge is to stay "one-click" ahead of would-be hackers, child-predators and those who would misuse your and your child's sensitive information. GetNetWise can help. SafeKids.com - http://www.safekids.com/ SafeTeens.com - http://www.safeteens.com/ Your family’s guide to making the Internet and technology safe, fun, and productive. Web Wise Kids - http://www.webwisekids.org/ Web Wise Kids is about empowering today’s youth to make wise online choices. Through state-of-the-art computer games based on real-life scenarios and community and youth leader involvement and parents, Web Wise Kids creates a safer, more friendly internet experience. Net Family News - http://www.netfamilynews.org/ A nonprofit, public service providing a forum and "kid-tech news" for parents and educators in more than 50 countries, based on the premise that informed, engaged parenting is essential to kids' constructive use of technology and the Net. StaySafe.org - http://www.staysafe.org/ An educational site intended to help consumers understand both the positive aspects of the Internet as well as how to manage a variety of safety and security issues that exist online. The guidance given on this site is focused on helping consumers understand those issues and how to take steps to prevent or repair their effects. Family Online Safety Institute - http://fosi.org/resources/parents/ The mission of the Family Online Safety Institute is to identify and promote best practices, tools and methods in the field of online safety. We at FOSI not only accept this challenge; we welcome it. Childnet International - http://www.childnet-int.org/safety/parents.aspx Few parents understand their children’s cyber culture, that is, the way in which their children use the Internet and mobile phone to work, play and socialize. The issues of safety, privacy, on-line predators and cyber bullying are sometimes complex, both technically and psychologically and parents can struggle to keep up. At Childnet we aim to empower parents to get involved with their children’s online activities, whatever their level of experience, in order to help their children reap the benefits of the Internet and avoid the dangers. Enough is Enough - http://www.enough.org/ This website is designed to keep you informed about the issues surrounding Internet safety and Enough Is Enough's effort to make the Internet safer for children and families. We are dedicated to serving you with the very best and updated Internet Safety information available. Online On Guard - http://onguardonline.gov/ OnGuardOnline.gov provides practical tips from the federal government and the technology industry to help you be on guard against Internet fraud, secure your computer, and protect your personal information. Business Software Alliance’s Play it CyberSafe - http://www.playitcybersafe.com/ The goal of this Web site is to empower children, parents and teachers to prevent cyber crime through knowledge of the law, their rights and how to avoid misuse of the Internet. Books/Articles with Information for Parents: Mind What You Do Online – a Cyber Crime Booklet from McGruff the Crime Dog – http://www.bytecrime.org/PDF/McG_booklet_screen.pdf McGruff the Crime Dog®, the National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC), the Forum to Advance the Mobile Experience (FAME), and the Chief Marketing Officer Council (CMO Council) have joined together to “Take A Bite Out Of Cyber Crime.” The campaign is empowering and rallying millions of computer and digital device users in the battle against the continually growing plague of computer viruses, worms, spam, spyware, phishing, identity theft and online predators. Newsweek Article on Alerting Parents to MySpace.com - http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/11065951/site/newsweek/ Predator's Playground?: A Web safety expert offers tips for keeping teenagers and children safe on social- networking sites like MySpace.com. A Parent’s Guide to Internet Safety – an FBI publication - http://www.fbi.gov/publications/pguide/pguidee.htm Our children are our Nation's most valuable asset. Our children are also the most vulnerable members of society. Protecting our children against the fear of crime and from becoming victims of crime must be a national priority. Unfortunately the same advances in computer and telecommunication technology that allow our children to reach out to new sources of knowledge and cultural experiences are also leaving them vulnerable to exploitation and harm by computer-sex offenders. This pamphlet is intended to help parents to begin to understand the complexities of on-line child exploitation. Parent’s Brochure on Blogging – from Childnet International – http://www.childnet-int.org/downloads/blog_leaflet.pdf Blogging is part of a social and technological revolution that some people are calling Web 2.0. What’s different about it is the ease with which anyone can produce and distribute their own content and link with like minded sites to create a very powerful network for sharing ideas and influence opinion. Young people especially love this new environment because they can have a powerful voice to express their identity and opinions. However there are safety issues to consider for both young users, parents, industry and education. About.com’s Top 9 Parent Guides to Popular Online Topics for Kids - http://familyinternet.about.com/od/internetuseforkids/tp/parentguide.htm If you don't know what a neopet, RuneScape, IM, MySpace or blog is, here is help to understand what your kids are talking about. Includes safety information for parents about these popular topics. Net Lingo – Top 20 Internet Acronyms Parents Should Know - http://www.netlingo.com/top20teens.cfm Kids Online by Donna Rice Hughes - http://www.enough.org/inside.php?id=BPZC9CCT0 MySpace Safety: 51 Tips for Teens and Parents by Kevin M Farnham and Dale G Farnham – http://www.amazon.com and search for title MySpace Unraveled: What It Is and How to Use It Safely by Larry Magid and Anne Collier – http://www.amazon.com and search for title Software and Tools to Help with Internet Safety: FilterReview.com - http://www.filterreview.com/ The website designed to help you find the Internet safety solution that will best suit your needs! Finding the right filtering/blocking or monitoring system is a personal decision. FilterReview.com is here to provide you with information to help you choose the solution which will best meet your needs. Selecting Filtering Software for your Family from About.com - http://familyinternet.about.com/cs/filteringsoftware/a/aafiltering.htm Selecting the right kind of filtering or blocking software for your family can be difficult. The software requirement for an eight-year-old will be different than software for an older teen that is adventurous. This article will help you identify the points to consider in selecting the right software tools to do the job. MySpaceWatch - http://myspacewatch.com/ myspaceWatch.com is a service that allows you to monitor login activity, track profile changes, and keep a running history of up to 5 myspace.com profiles. Are you a parent who banned your child from myspace only to see that they keep logging on, or keeping multiple accounts? We keep track and monitor activity so you don't have to. Ice Rocket Blog Search - http://www.icerocket.com/ Search blogs, myspace, images, and the web for keywords that relate to your child online.