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Online Safety

There are many resources describing how to keep your children safe online. Below are important facts about internet safety as well as additional resources.

 

Internet Safety:

- Keep the computer in an area that is often used by the family (i.e. family room, dining room, living room).

- Communicate with your child(ren).

- Reinforce the importance of not sharing personal information with others.

- Set up clear rules regarding use of the internet.

- Discuss the dangers of e-mail and chat rooms.

- Be aware of the sites your child(ren) are searching.

- Use filters or use the computer with your child(ren).

- Be alert and aware of warning signs that your child is bullying others or being bullied online.

- Document all information regarding bullying incidents and contact proper individuals.

Additional Resources:

Article from the American School Counseling Association

Cyber bullying informational sheet

www.netsmartz.org - National Center for Missising and Exploited Children

www.OnGuardOnline.gov - Federal Trade Commission

www.iKeepSafe.org - Internet Keep Safe Coalition

www.mcgruff.org - National Crime Prevention Council

www.staysafeonline.org - National Cyber Security Alliance

www.teenangels.org - trained teens and preteens that promote internet safety

www.teenchatdecoder.com - ability to decode chat/text messages

www.i-safe.org

Cybertipline

Cyberbully.org

Wiredsafety.org

Loveourchildrenusa.org

Kidshealth.org

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