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"Internet Safety"
Article: "Internet Safety" from Kids Health, discusses Internet safety laws, online line tools available to parents to protect their children, how parents can get involved in their child's Internet activities, cautions about chat rooms, and the warning signs if your child has become a victim of an online predator.
"Online Gaming Safety"
Article: "Online Gaming Safety" from This article discusses how to be safe while playing interactive online games. It lets both parents and children learn what to do and how to report abuse while playing online. It also recommends sites that are safe for young gamers.
AOL's Safety and Security Center
AOL's Safety and Security Center is where AOL users can get free safety controls for their computers. Parents can set up accounts for each child and on every computer the child has access to. Parents can control which sites their children can access, who communicates with their child (email and instant messages), receive report cards (from AOL) on their child's Internet activities, and set up time limits as to when a child can have access to the Internet and for how long.
"A Parent's Guide to Internet Safety"
FBI Publication: "A Parent's Guide to Internet Safety" discusses signs parents should look for if they feel a child is at risk, the steps a parent should take if they think their child is communicating online with a child predator, how to minimize the chances that an on-line exploiter will victimize your child, answers some frequently ask questions, and defines Internet terms.
i-Safe is a organization that teaches Internet safety to children in grades K-12. Working with parents, teachers, law enforcement and teen mentors they teach children how to be safe while using the Internet. Their educational programs are available online to parents, teachers, and teens.
How to Check Your Computer's History
Web Wise Kids' instructions on How to Check Your Computer's History is a step-by-step guide for parents on how to find out what their children have been doing on the Internet, what sites they've visited, who they've communicated with and how to locate downloaded photos and images.
Web Wise Kids' Internet Safety Plan
Web Wise Kids' Internet Safety Plan is a nine-point list that children fill out indicating what they will do to keep safe while using the Internet. This will test the child's understanding of what they should look out for and what they should report to an adult.
Web Wise Kids' Current Internet Facts
Web Wise Kids' Current Internet Facts is loaded with interesting data about children and the Internet. Facts include the percentage of children ages 12 to 17 who use the Internet, the percentage of children who receive emails with links to pornographic sites, the percentage of parents who do not have software to monitor their child's Internet use, and so on.
Web Wise Kids' Internet Safety Tips for Kids
Web Wise Kids' Internet Safety Tips for Kids is an eight-point list of dos and don'ts when using the Internet including telling an adult if someone wants to discuss sex with you, being cautious of strangers, how to handle someone requesting personal information, etc.
Web Wise Kids' Tips for Parents
Web Wise Kids' Tips for Parents is a 12-point list of what parents can do to ensure that their children are safe while using the Internet. Tips include checking credit card statements, learning about filters, putting all Internet accounts in a parent's name, etc.
Web Wise Kids
Web Wise Kids is a web site where teachers, law enforcement officers, parents and children can learn about web safety and how to detect online predators. Most of their programs are for classroom environments but they have a version for the home. Their for-sale programs include: AirDogs—a game that teaches 13- to 16-year olds about software piracy, fraud, extortion, and bullying; Mirror Image—a game that teaches teens how to be safe when using online chat rooms; Wired With Wisdom—informs adults about Internet safety issues and how to manage an Internet environment, and Missing— multimedia game for children 11- to 15-years old and their parents that teaches the importance of Internet safety. is a source of safety information for parents, law enforcement, educators, and kids. The organization is part of The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children and the Boys and Girls Clubs of America. Their goals include educating children to recognize dangers on the Internet, to have children report problems to an adult, and educating the community to Internet dangers. Helpful FAQs and real-life stories help to educate both children and their parents about what can happen and how to prevent dangerous situations. is a web site where parents can go to obtain information on how to keep their children safe on the Internet. Suggestions include opening a dialogue and encouraging teens to discuss who they meet on the web, learning more about web sites that attract teens, and checking out controls such as blocking, filtering and ratings.

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Update :: January 20, 2020