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.
CyberSmart! fosters 21st century skills to increase student engagement and prepare students to achieve in today's digital society.
Digital Citizenship is a concept which helps teachers, technology leaders and parents to understand what students/children/technology users should know to use technology appropriately. Digital Citizenship is more than just a teaching tool; it is a way to prepare students/technology users for a society full of technology. Digital citizenship is the norms of appropriate, responsible technology use.
ISTE developed the ISTE Standards (formerly known as the NETS) with input from the field and pioneered their use among educators. The ISTE Standards are the standards for learning, teaching and leading in the digital age and are widely recognized and adopted worldwide. The family of ISTE Standards work together to transform education.
Our Space: Being a Responsible Citizen of the Digital World
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.
NetSmartz Workshop is an interactive, educational program of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® (NCMEC) that provides age-appropriate resources to help teach children how to be safer on- and offline. The program is designed for children ages 5-17, parents and guardians, educators, and law enforcement. With resources such as videos, games, activity cards, and presentations, NetSmartz entertains while it educates.
Connect with your Kids
From NH Department of Justice, 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.
A Parent's Guide to Internet Safety
From United States Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation Cyber Division, the site offers tips for staying safe online. A printable version of the guide is available.
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. 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 is a division of WiredSafety.org
GetNetWise is a public service brought to you by Internet industry corporations and public interest organizations to help ensure that Internet users have safe, constructive, and educational or entertaining online experiences. The GetNetWise coalition wants Internet users to be just "one click away" from the resources they need to make informed decisions about their and their family's use of the Internet. More information is available. GetNetWise is a project of the Internet Education Foundation.
Internet Safety Tips for Students and Parents
There are 77 million students on the Internet! Almost as many students as there are things to do online. The Internet has infinite possibilities, and it is easy to get lost. You must protect yourself from the pitfalls lurking online.
Technology only changes the advantages kids and teens have. It does not change the way you parent. The rules may have changed with the Internet, but you are still the one making them. In an effort to help parents, i-SAFE America has come up with a list of tips to protect your children. Whether you are computer savvy or Internet illiterate these tips are easy to understand, follow, and implement.
SafeKids.com is one of the oldest and most enduring sites for Internet safety. It’s founder and editor, Larry Magid, is the author of the original National Center for Missing & Exploited Children’s 1994 brochure, “Child Safety on the Information Highway.” He is co-director of ConnectSafely.org and a technology journalist.
WiredSafety is the largest and oldest online safety, education, and help group in the world. Originating in 1995 as a group of volunteers rating websites, it 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, privacy and security issues. These services are offered through a worldwide organization comprised entirely of unpaid volunteers who administer specialized websites, resources and programs.
A free educational resource from Carnegie Mellon University, MySecureCyberspace gives you security solutions for the way you use the Internet. Tell us what you do online and where you access the Internet from, and we can give you a customized profile of your security needs – what to look out for and how to protect yourself. If you are a beginner, we can walk you through the simple steps you can take to secure your cyberspace. And if your knowledge of network security is more advanced, we provide in-depth exploration of security issues and defenses.
Cybersafety: An Interactive Guide to Staying Safe On the Internet
The Internet is without a doubt one of the best resources available to us. Unfortunately it’s also extremely dangerous if you aren’t aware of who and what lurks behind the scenes. Everyone should know how to be safe when surfing the web, but internet safety tips and tricks are spread out all over the web without a go-to resource. Since the majority of internet scam and virus victims are students and young people, Open Colleges is a perfect place to post the very first full guide to being safe on the internet.