CYBER INFORMATION FOR CITIZENS

PARENTS


FOR PARENTS

Children often have a sense of anonymity and safety when they are sitting behind a computer. A child’s natural curiosity and innocence can quickly lead and entangle them in the wrong places on the Internet.

You must play an active role in protecting your children from online threats. These resources are designed specifically for you—take a look, get educated, and be active! As parents, we all protect our children from physical threats…. However, we must be proactive and help our children learn how to avoid cyber risks as well.

RESOURCES:

Cyberdegrees.org : A guide to internet safety for students

Cyberdegrees.org : Top-Schools

FOR PARENTS OF TEENS

Before you buy your teen a new tablet or smartphone, read this free eBook: One Parent to Another: Managing Technology and Your Teen.

CYBERBULLYING

Has your child been a victim of cyber bullying? Would you know? Here’s the Top Ten Tips for Parents for a safe and Secure Online experience from security organizations, (ISC)2.

CYBERBULLYING IN SCHOOL : PREVENTION AND SUPPORT

Other Resources:

TEENS


FOR TEENS

The Internet is a cool place to hang out, learn, and talk to friends. However, the Internet is not a place without risks—you need to be aware of these risks so that you can avoid unintentional trouble.

Protect your information, avoid on-line predators, and surf responsibly. These activities and resources are designed for you—take a look, get the “411”, and then pass it along to your friends. We can all enjoy the Internet…safely.

FRIENDSHIP IN CYBERSPACE

SOCIAL NETWORKING
“Social networking sites have added a new factor to the “friends of friends” equation. By providing information about yourself and using blogs, chat rooms, email, or instant messaging, you can communicate, either within a limited community, or with the world at large. But while the sites can increase your circle of friends, they also can increase your exposure to people who have less-than-friendly intentions.” (From ftc.gov Safety Tips for Tweens and Teens read more)

Online Safety on Facebook and other social networking sites safefamilies.org
Social Networking staysafeonline.org

KIDS


FOR KIDS

The Internet is an amazing place! There are so many games, fun web sites, and great ways to keep in touch with your friends. Just like the real world, there are a few things you need to keep in mind to protect yourself.

These games and resources are made just for you. They are a fun way to explore the Internet even more, and learn how you can surf safely!

GAMES AND ACTIVITIES

iKeepSafe Internet Safety Coalition
This site uses an animated icon/mascot named Faux Paw the Techno Cat to teach children the importance of protecting personal information and avoiding inappropriate places on the Internet.

A fully interactive site of fun activities, videos, and games designed to help you learn more about Internet safety.

RESOURCES

Safe Cyber Surfing
A few simple cyber surfing guidelines on how to stay safe when you are surfing the Internet.

Safe Search Kids
Best Websites for Kids