www.netsmartz.org - Internet
safety for all ages – awesome activities to do with your child
- Instant messengers and internet filter/blocker reviews
plain language explanations of software
– Internet safety for k-6
OnGuard Online provides practical tips
from the federal government and the technology community to help you
guard against internet fraud, secure your computers, and protect
www.webwisekids.org - Kids,
parents, teachers and law enforcement discover innovative Internet safety
education programs to protect today’s youth from online dangers.
Common Sense Media.org –
Excellent site for parents and educators.
Parents can find reviews of movies, video games,
kid-friendly apps, and great advice for talking to your kids
about all things digital.
Educators can download the Digital Citizenship
Curriculum for k-12 – free!!!!
Net Family News – Great
newsletter for parents and educators regarding kids’ use of
up with emerging trends in technology and Internet Safety
Information for parents and teens on using technology
provides a great guide for how to set the recommended
privacy settings for facebook.
Cyberbullyhelp.org – Educate yourself regarding
cyberbullying on this site.
It also provides quick links to report abuse on
facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.
ABCs of Cyberbullying for
Cyberbullying Quick Reference Guide for Parents
Help Tips for
Reporting Offensive Profiles To Social Networking Sites
here for adobe pdf of this section)
Compiled by Patti Agatston, Ph.D.
MySpace provides a link in their help center to report offensive
profiles. You can also enter this url to get to the help page that has a link
to report harassment or threats:
Educators can report an “imposter profile” that targets them on MySpace.
This is also under the help center and frequently asked questions. The link for
educators to report fake profiles targeting faculty members is:
can request that their child’s profile be removed. The link to make that
request is on the parent safety tips page. Here is the url:
Anyone can report inappropriate content. This information is also on the
help page. The link is:
Abuse can be reported by e-mailing Facebook directly at
email@example.com. There is also a link provided under the security
page of Facebook. The security page link is:
Scroll down to the
security section and click on the link to report abuse.
2. If someone is harassing/libeling you, Facebook gives the following
suggest that you block the person by listing his or her name in the "Blocking
People" box at the bottom of the My Privacy page. If this does not resolve the
problem, please write an email to firstname.lastname@example.org from your login email
address. We will need to know your name, login email address, and school. Also,
please provide the name and school of the person who is harassing you along with
a description of the situation.”
3. Use the e-mail
email@example.com to report any other information that you think should not
1. Schools and parents can contact
Xanga for help at the following url:
2. Xanga also provides a link to
wiredsafety’s cyber abuse hotline for severe cases of cyber bullying or other
abuses such as cyberstalking, identity theft and child
exploitation. The link to wired safety’s cyberabuse hotline is:
The guidelines for uploading appropriate
videos are posted on Youtube’s community guidelines. Here is the link:
Anyone can flag a video as inappropriate. If
Youtube reviews the video and finds it to be inappropriate, the video is shut
down. If they decide to terminate the user’s account the user is prohibited
from ever having another account on Youtube.
Check your zip code for Pedophiles
How to check where they surfed
the history, if the history is blank then ask why they cleared it.
the Temporary internet files.
Click on tools/internet options/settings/view file.
will give you a list of all of the graphics and cookies downloaded onto
Click on a couple and see if they are appropriate.
Run a Spyware blocking program
My House Rules
feel threatened, come get the parent to help save the conversation (if you
get mad and exit, all the data is gone).
talk about other people, our feelings, or personal information on-line –
ever, end of story.
- Other kids can sign on with other people’s accounts and pretend to be
someone different – be aware of out of the ordinary questions.
Articles and fact sheets about youth culture
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