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:

Recent Alerts
FTC Consumer Information Blog:

Staying safe while shopping online

For Teens

The importance of your digital reputation:

Internet safety for college students:

Internet safety for teens from

Internet safety for college students: Report cyber-bullying on Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites: Social Media Cyber-Bullying

Protecting your online reputation:

Sexting, consequences and tips:

Social media tips:

Stop that post game:

"Website Warrior" for teens - videos, games, comics and quizzes about online choices:

Youthspark online safety:

For Parents & Kids

Safety Tips & Advice:

FBI Kid's Educational Page: for parents:

Online safety from the Federal Trade Commission:

Online safety for children and teens:

Parents’ guide to blogging safety:

Protecting your child's safety online:

Safe Florida: Cyber security from the Florida Attorney General:

Safe steps to protect Florida's children: A parent's guide to online safety, Child Abduction, and Runaway Issues:

Wired safety: