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Lesson 7: Resources

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Resources

To learn more about Internet safety for kids, check out the resources below.

General resources

  • OnGuardOnline: This site, created by the Federal Trade Commission, has information for parents as well as games and videos for kids and teens.
  • NetSmartz.org: This site, created by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, has videos that are geared toward different age ranges, as well as videos and information for parents.
  • WiredSafety: WiredSafety has lots of information about online safety that parents and educators can use.
  • StaySafeOnline.org: This site has resources to help you teach online safety to kids and adults, as well as general online safety articles.
  • Family Online Safety Institute: This site has a printable Family Online Safety Contract, as well as other tips and resources for parents.
  • A Platform for Good: This site, created by the Family Online Safety Institute, includes information for parents, teachers, and teens.
  • Microsoft Online Safety Information: This page offers Internet safety guidelines for families, schools, and organizations.
  • Parents' Guide to Blogging Safety: This article talks about the risks and benefits of children starting their own blogs, with tips for blogging safely.

Who to contact if your child is in danger

  • Local police: If your child is in immediate danger, you should call 911. Otherwise, you can call your local police's non-emergency number to report a problem.
  • CyberTipline: Visit www.cybertipline.com or call (800) 843-5678 to report crimes against children, including online enticement of children for sexual acts, obscene material sent to a child, and child pornography.

Cyberbullying

  • Stopcyberbullying.org: Created by the people at WiredSafety.org, this site has information geared toward children ages 7 to 17.
  • Cyberbully411.org: This site has resources for kids and teens, including strategies for talking to parents about cyberbullying.
  • Common Sense Media: This site offers detailed advice for working with kids ages 2 to 17.
  • KidsHealth: This site has an article that gives a good overview of cyberbullying.
  • It Gets Better Project: This site was created in response to the suicides of teens who were bullied for being gay. It contains more than 22,000 videos, including many submitted by celebrities.

Websites for kids and teens

  • YouAreHere: This is a virtual mall created by the Federal Trade Commission that includes online safety activities for kids and teens.
  • OnGuardOnline.gov: This site offers games and videos for kids and teens.
  • NetSmartz.org: This site, created by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, has videos that are geared toward different age ranges. It is connected with NetSmartzKids and NSTeens.
  • NetSmartzKids: This site has Internet safety games for children ages 5 to 10.
  • NSTeens: This NetSmartz site is geared toward tweens and teens ages 8 to 17.

Kid-friendly search engines

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