General Information on Internet Safety:
www.netsmartz.org An excellent site for both parents and
www.getnetwise.com Learn about Internet safety, viruses, spam, online security, and more.
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.netlingo.com/top20teens.cfm Learn chat lingo such as POS (parent over shoulder).
Dateline NBC Videos about myspace.com:
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.
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.
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
Kid-Friendly Web Sites
For a searchable list of additional safe sites, go to: www.wiredkids.org/safesites