INTERNET SAFETY TOPICS
1. Safe and responsible use of social networking, websites, chat rooms, electronic mail, bulletin boards, instant messaging, etc.
2. Recognizing, avoiding and reporting online solicitations by sexual predators.
3. Risks of transmitting personal information on the Internet.
4. Recognizing and avoiding unsolicited or deceptive online communication.
5. Recognizing and reporting online harassment and cyber bullying.
6. Reporting illegal online activities and communications.
7. Understanding copyright laws on written materials, photographs, music and video.
For Parents & Educators
More Internet Safety Links
Attorney General Lisa Madigan and Internet Safety
A Web safety expert offers tips for keeping teenagers and children safe on social-networking sites like MySpace.com.
OnGuardOnline.gov provides practical tips from the federal government and the technology industry to help you be on guard against Internet fraud, secure your computer, and protect your personal information.
PBS and Frontline (Growing up Online)—Readings and Links
The Illinois State Board of Education provides a link to a variety of Internet Safety curriculum resources and materials. As specified under Illinois School Code Section 5, “beginning with the 2009-2010 school year, a school district must incorporate into the school curriculum a component on Internet safety to be taught at least once each school year to students in grade 3 or above.”
CyberSmart! fosters 21st century skills to increase student engagement and prepare students to achieve in today’s digital society.
- Wired Kids, Inc. (www.wiredkids.com)
Kid Safe Search Engines
ask Jeeves for Kids
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Help on the difficult topic of school bullying and how to best deal with it when it happens.
Child Safety on the Net and Media Reviews
Online safety information for kids, teens, parents, educators, and law enforcement agencies.
Lots of information for adults concerned with child safety on the web. There is also information about computer viruses and preventing spam.
This site provides internet safety information for students, teachers, and parents. It is sponsored by state governors,and/or first spouses, law enforcement agencies, and many other groups.
An extensive site with information for children, parents and teachers. The information provided deals with all forms of the media.
Child safety on the net with 7 smart rules of internet safety, links to safe sites, and news of current net safety legislation and conferences.
There is information here about child safety on the net, and there is also very important information about guarding your computer from viruses and hacker attacks. Try taking the self test to find out how well prepared your computer is.
An guide to safe chatting in chat rooms, games, and e-mail.
Reviews of TV, web sites, books, and music. Also, this site has articles on media use and abuse.
Check here for ratings of game software.