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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:

Identity Awareness, Protection and Management Guide - Comprehensive guide to online safety and privacy, including how to control settings on Facebook, Twitter, etc., mobile wallets, home wireless networks, identity theft, chat and dating apps, and much more from the US Department of Defense: 56-page PDF file

Recent Alerts from the FTC Consumer Information Blog:

Staying safe while shopping online:

Tips for using public wifi networks:

Especially 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

Best practices for mobile, social and search settings (PDF file)

Check your privacy settings on Amazon, Facebook, Google, and 32 other apps/sites:

Facebook privacy settings: YouTube video from the University of Wisconsin

FBI Kid's Educational Page: for parents:

Online safety for children and teens:

Online safety from the Federal Trade Commission:

Parents’ guide to blogging safety:

Safety Tips & Advice:

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:

Sammy's Guide to Internet Safety (Interactive and downloadable): 

Wired safety: