General Information on Internet Safety:

www.netsmartz.org – An excellent site for both parents and kids/teens.
www.wiredkids.org/wiredkids_org.html
www.getnetwise.com
– Learn about Internet safety, viruses, spam, online security, and more.
www.staysafe.org
www.mcgruff.org
– A good site for younger children and their parents.
http://tcs.cybertipline.com – For teens; sponsored by the Center for Missing & Exploited Children.
www.playitcybersafe.org
www.safekids.com
www.chatdanger.com
www.safeteens.com
www.blogsafety.com
www.netlingo.com/top20teens.cfm
– Learn chat “lingo” such as POS (parent over shoulder).
 

Dateline NBC Videos about myspace.com:

www.msnbc.msn.com/id/10912603

www.msnbc.msn.com/id/12242009
http://video.msn.com/v/us/msnbc.htm?g=e5cd06e3-ca49-474d-839e-ad4a81fe322f&f=00

 Content Filtering/Parental Control Software Reviews:

http://internet-filter-review.toptenreviews.com/internet-safety.html
www.consumersearch.com/www/software/parental-control-software

Cyber Bullying:

www.cbc.ca/news/background/bullying/cyber_bullying.html - CBC News Article
www.time.com/time/archive/preview/0,10987,1088698,00.html – Time magazine article.

www.netsmartz.org/resources/reallife.htm – Videos about real-life cyber bullying. 
www.mcgruff.org/Grownups/cyberbullying.htm

 Cyber Ethics

As our kids go online in increasing numbers, cyber ethics is a critical lesson, especially since poor e-habits can start at an early age.  The following resources discuss illegal downloading, online piracy, cyber crimes, etc.

www.cybercitizenship.org
www.wiredsafety.org/law/copyrights/riaa/downloadingmusic_parryguide.html
www.childnet-int.org/downloads/musicLeaflet.pdf
www.microsoft.com/athome/security/children/kidspiracy.mspx
www.copyrightkids.org

Using Technology Wisely

Are our kids too wired?  They're e-mailing, IMing and downloading while writing their history essay. What is all that digital juggling doing to kids' brains and their family life?  Read this Time magazine article to find out…

www.time.com/time/archive/preview/0,10987,1174696,00.html

Kid-Friendly Web Sites

http://pbskids.kids.us
www.scholastic.com/kids
www.nationalgeographic.com/kids
http://kids.discovery.com
www.americaslibrary.kids.us/index.htm
http://disney.go.com/kids/today/index.html
http://nickjr.kids.us
http://nick.kids.us
www.askforkids.com – search engine
http://yahooligans.yahoo.com – search engine
www.factmonster.com – search engine 

For a searchable list of additional safe sites, go to: www.wiredkids.org/safesites