Parent and Student Internet and Cyber-Safety Resources

This a fairly comprehensive list to help you begin understand all things internet!

Common Sense Media is our district’s cyber safety curriculum provider and is dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in a world of media and technology.  They cover a range of technology and media including movies, apps, games and websites. His a great resource to gain greater insight into the world of technology and media.

Did you know that the typical teen Facebook user has 300 friends, while the typical teen Twitter user has 79 followers.  Ever wonder what your teen does on line?  This comprehensive report gives and excellent snapshot regarding teens, the internet, social networking and more.

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. Check out their glossary which provides excellent definition to technology terms.

Web Wise Kids provides unique and effective resources to equip young people to safely use and enjoy the latest technologies.  They aim teach kids, parents and the community the value of making safe and wise choices in a technologically evolving world.

As a public service for parents, educators, and everyone interested in young people's use of technology, NetFamilyNews is the "community newspaper" of a vital interest community.  NetFamilyNews is based on the premise that informed, engaged parenting is essential to kids' constructive use of technology.

WiredSafety is the largest and oldest online safety, education, and help group in the world.'s work falls into five major areas:

1.       Help and support for victim of cybercrime and harassment

2.       Advice, Training and Help for law enforcement worldwide on preventing, spotting and investigating                       cybercrimes

3.       Education for children, parents, communities, law enforcement and educators

4.       Information and awareness on all aspects of online safety, privacy, responsible use and security

5.       Resources that can be downloaded or printed and used for offline presentations, community events and classroom activities.

This is a great three course series for those who are relatively new to the world of digital literacy.  The first course goes over basic computer functions, while the second and third course provide instruction on more advanced computer functions including using the internet, security and privacy, and social networking.  If your child speaks a technology language that is hard to understand then this is a good place to start.


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