Internet Safety

There are hundreds of sites on the Internet dealing with Internet Safety and safe practices. These tips do not only apply to children but to young adults and adults as well. Probably the most important thing to remember is to sit with your kids once in awhile while they are on the Internet so you know what they are doing and they feel more comfortable with you knowing what they are doing. It is almost impossible to totally control a teenager's Internet access; therefore, it is most important that they understand the dangers that come with a world wide communication medium like the Internet. Here are a few links to get you started in learning about safe practices while using the Internet. Use your brower's back button to return to this page.

One of the leading organizations promoting Internet Safety.
http://www.isafe.org/

If you use AOL for internet access check this site out.
http://daol.aol.com/safetycenter?sem=1&ncid=AOLACM00170000000052

A lot of good information and tips for keeping children safe on th Internet.
http://www.netsmartz.org/

Rules to keep kids safe on the Internet.
http://www.safekids.com/kidsrules.htm

Tips for Parents, kids and teens on Internet safety.
http://www.kidshealth.org/parent/positive/family/net_safety.html

This is a guide from the FBI for parents on Internet Safety.
http://www.fbi.gov/publications/pguide/pguidee.htm

This is an Internet safety guide from the FBI for children K-5.
http://www.fbi.gov/kids/k5th/safety2.htm

A site on safety put out by the University of Oklahoma Police Department.
http://www.ou.edu/oupd/kidsafe/warn_kid.htm

A site created by Disney for Internet safety.
http://disney.go.com/surfswell/index.html

Good information on what can happen to kids on the web.
http://protectkids.org/

The organization deals with cyber crimes and Internet safety.
http://www.cyberangels.org/

A guide to Internet safety and Netiquette.
http://www.worldkids.net/school/safety/internet/

Good information for parents and FAQ’s. Many links to additional information.
http://www.thexlab.com/faqs/internetsafetychild.html

The American Library Association’s site dealing with Internet Safety.
http://www.ala.org/ala/oif/foryoungpeople/youngpeopleparents/especiallyyoungpeople.htm

Net Family News, good source of what is going on currently. This is the site the sample newsletter comes from and you can have it emailed to you.
http://www.netfamilynews.org/

This source includes not only the internet but TV and movies as well.
http://www.commonsensemedia.org/

This is a good source of general information
http://www.loveourchildrenusa.org/parent_internetsafety.php