Internet Safety Tips for Parents
It is estimated that over 170 million people are connected to the Internet. Not all of them are nice people. Listed below are some links for parents who wish assistance in teaching their children about Internet Safety.

NetSmartz Workshop

A collection of age-appropriate games, videos and other materials designed for kids, teens, parents, educators and law enforcement personnel. All resources teach important lessons regarding the dangers of the Internet. Some of the teen-age material, told by teens, is pretty hard-hitting. The games may be a bit daunting for adults, but game-savvy kids should have no problems. Some resources work better with a fast Internet connection.

Internet Safety 101

About.com's introduction to Internet safety includes basic rules for keeping your kids safe online, and some suggestions on what to teach your kids about the Internet, email, and chat rooms. There are lots of explanations, for parents that aren't all that computer aware, and the suggestions are practical. The site has lots of ads, but they are worth reading around for the good information.

FBI - Parent's Guide to Internet Safety

Useful information, including safety suggestions, signs that your child may be at risk of exploitation on the Internet, and a glossary of Internet terms.

CyberAngels - Parenting Your Online Child

This site includes information for parents appropriate to children of different ages, free online classes and recommendations for software that will help control and track access. Registration is required for some services.

Child Safety on the Internet Highway

Guidelines from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. It is an older site, but the information is still good.

NCMEC Publication Links

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children links to free publications for parents.

 

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