Internet Safety

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Net Cetera Online Resources [downloadable]

Net Cetera bookletA service provided by the Federal Trade Commission, the Net Cetera online toolkit offers free resources to teach people about kids’ online safety.

The Net Cetera Booklet is a guide for parents, teachers, and other adults who spend time with kids. Read more ›

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Medline Plus: Medical Information Resource [web resource]

medline logoMedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health‘s Web site produced by the National Library of Medicine, the world’s largest medical library. MedlinePlus provides information on over 975 diseases and conditions and includes directories, a medical encyclopedia and a medical dictionary, health information in Spanish, information on prescription and nonprescription drugs, health information from the media, and links to clinical trials. Read more ›

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Internet Safety: What Parents Need to Know

girl internetThe Internet can be a wonderful resource for kids. They can use it to research school reports, communicate with teachers and other kids, and play interactive games. Kids who are old enough to swipe a screen can have access to the world. But that access can also pose hazards.

That’s why it’s important to be aware of what your kids see and hear on the Internet, who they meet, and what they share about themselves online. Read more ›

Children And Media – Tips For Parents

child-with tabletIn a world where children are “growing up digital,” it’s important to help them learn healthy concepts of digital use and citizenship. Parents play an important role in teaching these skills. Here are a few tips from the AAP to help parents manage the digital landscape they’re exploring with their children. Read more ›

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How to Protect Yourself Online

internet safetyAccording to Larry Magid, technology journalist and CEO and co-founder of ConnectSafely.org, “…while it’s true that there are some privacy and security risks that are beyond our control, there is a lot we can do to protect ourselves.”

First and foremost, create strong passwords that are easy for you to remember but difficult for others to guess. Read more ›

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Internet Safety Resource: NSTeens [web resource]

students-with tabletNetSmartz Workshop is an interactive, educational program of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® (NCMEC) that provides age-appropriate resources to help teach children how to be safer on- and offline. The program is designed for children, parents and guardians, educators, and law enforcement.

NSTeens was created to teach tweens and teens about making safer choices online. The engaging instructional resources include animated videos, Read more ›

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Internet Safety Resource: NetSmartz Kids [web resource]

child using tech-1073638_1280NetSmartz Workshop is an interactive, educational program of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® (NCMEC) that provides age-appropriate resources to help teach children how to be safer on- and offline. The program is designed for children, parents and guardians, educators, and law enforcement.

Targeted for elementary-school-age students, Read more ›

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Internet Safety and Online Privacy Concerns

Common Sense Media  is a non-profit organization that helps families make smart media choices. Free resources include a library of independent age-based and educational ratings and reviews for movies, games, apps, TV shows, websites, books, and music. Common Sense Media also provides research, tips, and tools to keep kids safe. Read more ›

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Dealing with Cyberbullying: Tips for Kids and Parents to Prevent and Stop Cyberbullying

Teenage Girl Being BulliedTechnology means that bullying is no longer limited to schoolyards or street corners. Cyberbullying can occur anywhere, even at home, via email, texts, cell phones, and social media websites 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with potentially hundreds of people involved. For those who suffer cyberbullying, the effects can be devastating, leaving you feeling hurt, humiliated, angry, depressed, or even suicidal. But no type of bullying should ever be tolerated. These tips can help you protect yourself or your child online and deal with the growing problem of cyberbullying. Read more ›

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Media & Internet Use: Parent Intervention [video]

How much media and Internet use is too much? Learn when you should intervene and set limits. Read more ›

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