Internet Safety for Kids & Parents

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The internet is an exciting place to visit, but surfing the Internet can also be dangerous. The best filter is not as effective a protection as a parent's awareness of basic safety rules for exploring the virtual world.

To learn how to surf the Internet safely check out these sites:

For Teens

The importance of your digital reputation: cyberbullying.org/the-importance-of-your-digital-reputation

Internet safety for college students: www.cyberdegrees.org/resources/internet-safety-for-college-students/

Internet safety for teens from kidshealth.org: kidshealth.org/en/teens/internet-safety.html

Report cyber-bullying on Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites: Social Media Cyber-Bullying

Sexting, consequences and tips: kidshelpline.com.au/teens/tips/sexting-and-the-consequences/

Social media tips: staysafeonline.org/stay-safe-online/securing-key-accounts-devices/social-media/

Stop that post game: www.nsteens.org/Games/StopThatPost

Stop. think. connect. Online safety quiz: readywisconsin.wi.gov/cyber/docs/STOP_THINK_CONNECT_Online_Safety_Quiz.pdf

"Website Warrior" for teens - videos, games, comics and quizzes about online choices: www.nsteens.org/

Youthspark online safety: www.microsoft.com/about/philanthropies/youthspark/youthsparkhub/programs/onlinesafety/

For Parents & Kids

Safety Tips & Advice: www.connectsafely.org/safety-tips-advice/

FBI Kid's Educational Page: www.fbi.gov/resources/parents

Netsmartz.org for parents: www.netsmartz.org/TrendsandTopics

Online safety from the Federal Trade Commission: www.consumer.ftc.gov/topics/online-security

Online safety for children and teens: https://cyberinsureone.com/online-safety/

Parents’ guide to blogging safety: blogging.com/parents-blogging-safety/

Protecting your child's safety online: https://www.top10vpn.com/childs-online-safety-guide/

Safe Florida: Cyber security from the Florida Attorney General: www.safeflorida.net/safesurf

Safe steps to protect Florida's children: A parent's guide to online safety, Child Abduction, and Runaway Issues: myfloridalegal.com/ChildSafety.pdf

Wired safety: www.wiredsafety.org