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Common Sense Media

Visit this website for information, education, and an independent voice for kids to thrive in a world of media and technology. This organization recognizes that children often spend more time with media and digital activities than they do with their families or in school, which profoundly impacts their social, emotional, and physical development.


This is a free educational resource created by Carnegie Mellon University "to empower you to secure your part of cyberspace." The site contains tools to use to increase your personal security online, links to other safety and security oriented websites, and a series of online netiquette workshops.

ISTE Resources on Digital Citizenship

Visit the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) website for resources on digital citizenship, which is one of the core National Educational Technology Standards (NETS). The standard for students is as follows:

Digital Citizenship and Creative Content

The Digital Citizenship and Creative Content program is a free instructional program sponsored by Microsoft. "The goal is to create an awareness of the rights connected with creative content. Because only through education can students gain an understanding of the relevance of and a personal respect for creative rights and grow to become good digital citizens."


Originating in 1995 as a group of volunteers rating websites, WiredSafety now provides one-to-one help, extensive information, and education to cyberspace users of all ages on a myriad of Internet and interactive technology safety issues. These services are offered through a worldwide organization comprised entirely of volunteers who administer specialized websites and programs. volunteers range in age from 18 to 80 and run the gamut from TV personalities, teachers, law enforcement officers, PhD's, writers and librarians to stay-at-home moms, retired persons, and students.


Teenangels are a group of thirteen to eighteen year old volunteers that have been specially trained in all aspects of online safety, privacy and security. After completion of the required training, the Teenangels run unique programs in schools to spread the word about responsible and safe surfing to other teens and younger kids, parents, and teachers. Teenangels was founded in 1999 by leading cyberlawyer Parry Aftab, Executive Director of

Connect with your Kids

In the fall of 2007, New Hampshire Attorney General Kelly Ayotte announced a website and Internet Safety Guide for kids. The website, Connect with your Kids, provides tips and information about internet safety. The Internet Safety Guide helps kids and their parents to become more aware of ways to keep safe while using the Internet.


On February 18, 2004, New Hampshire's Attorney General's office, working with the Department of Education and the Governor's office, announced a cooperative effort to bring the 'NetSmartz Workshop' to New Hampshire’s children. The program, provided at no cost to New Hampshire, uses age-appropriate, 3-D activities to teach children (ages 5 thru 17) how to stay safer on the Internet. The goal of the ‘NetSmartz Workshop’ is to extend the safety awareness of children to prevent victimization and increase self-confidence whenever they go online.


CyberSmart addresses safety and security issues within the broader objective of helping educators and students acquire 21st Century Skills. They offer:

  • A curriculum, free to educators, designed to empower K-8 students to use the Internet safely, responsibly and effectively. Originally co-published with Macmillian/McGraw-Hill, it contains original standards-based lesson plans and student activity sheets offered in a non-sequential format for flexible implementation.
  • A set of five online professional development workshops to help educators become familiar with the new literacies associated with Information and Communication Technology (ICT).
  • A free browser toolbar specially designed for educators.

i-SAFE America

In 2002, the U.S. Congress designated and funded i-SAFE America to bring Internet safety education and awareness to our nation's youth. The organization provides students with the critical-thinking and decision-making skills they need to recognize and avoid dangerous, destructive, or unlawful online behavior, and to respond appropriately. i-SAFE works with elected officials at all levels from around the country to educate communities about Internet safety. As part of its mission, i-SAFE develops curriculum appropriate for K-12 and conducts Internet safety education programs in all 50 states.

SafeTeens and SafeKids and

SafeTeens.Com. SafeKids.Com and The Online Safety Project are operated by Lawrence J. Magid, a syndicated columnist for the Los Angeles Times and author of several articles about online safety. The websites provide a variety of tips and tools to keep kids safe online. National Center for Missing and Exploited Children for providing support for the booklets Child Safety on the Information Highway and Teen Safety on the Information Highway, accessible from the home page.

Ongoing financial support for Online Safety Project comes from America Online, Network Solutions and Disney.Com. Other organizations which have made contributions include SIPR, MCI, Paradesa Media and the Polly Klaas Foundation. The Online Safety Project is not affiliated with the National Safe Kids Campaign.


GetNetWise has an extensive list of online sites, parental monitoring tools, great suggestions, and more. GetNetWise is sponsored by a wide range of Internet industry corporations and public interest organizations. The GetNetWise coalition wants Internet users to be only "one click away" from the resources they need to make informed decisions about their family's use of the Internet.

New Media Literacies and Our Space: Being a Responsible Citizen of the Digital World select Resources

Our Space is a set of curricular materials designed to encourage high school students to reflect on the ethical dimensions of their participation in new media environments. Through role-playing activities and reflective exercises, students are asked to consider the ethical responsibilities of other people, and whether and how they behave ethically themselves online. These issues are raised in relation to five core themes that are highly relevant online: identity, privacy, authorship and ownership, credibility, and participation.


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Last updated: 11/1/12