Online Safety

Allowing kids (of any age) online can be a bit scary, however, during these times, online options are the best way to connect to the world around us. Here are some sites to help with online safety:

The NetSmartz program offers age-appropriate resources to help teach children how to be safer on- and offline. The program is designed for children ages 5-17, parents and guardians, educators, and law enforcement. With resources such as videos, games, downloadable activities, and presentations, NetSmartz entertains while it educates.

 

The internet provides many benefits but many dangers for children who by going on-line have access to a world that now has access to them. Protecting children from internet predators is a focus of the D.A.R.E. program.

 


 

Internet Safety 101SM is a multi-media Internet safety resource designed to educate, equip and empower parents, educators and other adults with the knowledge and resources needed to protect children from Internet dangers including pornography, predators, cyberbullies and threats related to online gaming, social networking and mobile devices.

 

ConnectSafely.org is a Silicon Valley, Calif.-based nonprofit organization dedicated to educating users of connected technology about safety, privacy and security. Here you’ll find research-based safety tips, parents’ guidebooks, advice, news and commentary on all aspects of tech use and policy.

 

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