This is a public service website operated by the non-profit Internet Education
Foundation and supported by a wide array of Internet and computer
companies as well as a host of public interest organizations and child /
family activists. The GetNetWise website offers a comprehensive Online
Safety Guide— stating that "keeping children safe on the Internet is everyone's job" and a comprehensive inventory of Tools for Families that can be
custom-tailored to the needs and values of individual families.
NetLingo: Top 20 Online Acronyms Every Parent Needs to Know
From the great Internet Dictionary project, this site states: "our kids love technology, they're expressing themselves and bettering their computer skills, but you need to keep up with them. Let us help you educate yourself because there are some alarming statistics."
Net Smartz Workshop is produced by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and Boys and Girls Clubs of America. This comprehensive website contains web safety tips and educational materials for parents, kids, teens, educators and law enforcement officials. They also sponsor a site devoted to younger children which features interactive online safety games and videos, and a Teen Site (NSTeens), as well as the NetSmartz Internet Safety Helpdesk, which is sponsored by the Qwest Foundation.
NetFamilyNews NetFamilyNews is unique in three ways:
Its daily and weekly frequencies and multi-format approach provide maximum online accessibility to parents .
The site is parent-driven and grass-roots, filtering tech news for fellow parents and, with permission, publishing the tech stories and issues they send in. Having covered this field for nearly a decade, we're a clearinghouse for tech-parenting expertise in all directions - that of our readers themselves, as well as researchers, policy makers, children's advocates, and business people providing products and services for kids and families.
It's a "community newspaper" of the Digital Age—the information source for and communications node of a vibrant, worldwide interest community: grownups with young tech users' best interests in mind.
Sponsored jointly by the Illinois Library Association and MySpace.com (!), this site, in addition to offering a wealth of articles about safe internet use, has a downloadable pamphlet (which the site terms "Bookmarks") of great value that covers:
- Dealing with Cyberbullies: Tips for Kids
- Safe Blogging: Tips for Teens
- Social Networking: Tips for Parents
OnGuardOnline.gov: A Survey of Tools and Methods
OnGuardOnline.gov is the federal government's website to help you be safe, secure and responsible online. Major sections cover Avoiding Scams, How to Secure Your Computer, Protect Kids Online, Be Smart Online, and others.
Online Social Networks
Sponsored by the American Library Association's Office for Intellectual Freedom , this site offers a number of documents on Social Networking and its impact on parents and teens that are of real value.
Parental Controls and Online Child Protection: A Survey of Tools and Methods
A major, in-depth look at available options for parents, and frequently updated online.
Pew Internet and American Life Project:
The Pew Internet and American Life Project is a highly-respected source of information. These reports have special significance for parents and kids, and right up-to-the-minute.
Safe & Smart: Research and Guidelines for Children's Use of the Internet
This informative 2-page pamphlet is produced by the National School Boards Foundation in association with the Children's Television Workshop..