Common Sense Media
Children's Internet Protection Act Requirements
A complete K-12 curriculum for Digital Citizenship, Professional Learning for educators, and Parent Education resources available at no cost from Common Sense Media, a non profit dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in a world of media and technology.
From the Federal Trade Commission--this site provides a great number of online resources, free print resources, and great tips for online safety, social networking, social media, communicating/mobile phones, etc. Net Cetera is a great resource for chatting with kids about being online! (Books are available to order for kids/parents at no cost!)
Cyberbullying Research Center
The Cyberbullying Research Center is dedicated to providing up-to-date information about the nature, extent, causes, and consequences of cyberbullying among adolescents. Cyberbullying can be defined as "willful and repeated harm inflicted through the use of computers, cell phones, and other electronic devices."
ConnectSafely.org is the leading interactive resource on the Web for parents, teens, educators – everyone interested in youth safety on the fixed and mobile social Web. In addition to the discussion forum, it provides tips, news, and other resources for safe, constructive use of digital media and technologies. Along with NetFamilyNews.org, ConnectSafely is a project of the non-profit Tech Parenting Group.
On March 10, 2011 the Obama administration hosted the first federal bullying conference and unveiled this new website with free resources for schools, students and parents.
Cyberbully411 provides resources and opportunities for discussion and sharing for youth - and their parents - who have questions about or may have been targeted by online harassment. The website was created by the non-profit Internet Solutions for Kids, Inc., with funding from the Community Technology Foundation of California.
GetNetWise is a public service sponsored by internet industry corporations and public interest organizations to help ensure that internet users have safe, constructive, and educational or entertaining online experiences. The GetNetWise coalition works to provide internet users with the resources they need to make informed decisions about their and their family's use of the internet.
Published by USD 383 Technology Director, Mike Ribble, this site highlights the Digital Citizenship concept which helps teachers, technology leaders and parents to understand what students/children/technology users should know to use technology appropriately. Digital Citizenship is more than just a teaching tool; it is a way to prepare students/technology users for a society full of technology.
Internet Keep Safe Coalition
iKeepSafe.org is a coalition of 49 governors/first spouses, law enforcement, the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and other associations dedicated to helping parents, educators, and caregivers by providing tools and guidelines to promote safe internet and technology use among children.
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
The NetSmartz Workshop is an educational safety resource from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children that uses age-appropriate, interactive activities to teach children of all ages how to stay safer on the internet.
staysafe.org is an educational site intended to help consumers understand both the positive aspects of the internet as well as how to manage a variety of safety and security issues that exist online.
WiredSafety.org is an internet safety and help group. WiredSafety.org provides education, assistance, and awareness on cybercrime and abuse, privacy, security, and responsible technology use. It is also the parent group of Teenangels.org, FBI-trained teens and preteens who promote internet safety.
National Cyber Security Alliance
This website of the National Cyber Security Alliance provides information on practices you can teach to help safeguard your student's computers, K-12 Curriculum that educators can use in classrooms, educational materials and other Internet resources, as well as valuable information from our supporting organizations.
i-SAFE is a non-profit foundation whose mission is to educate and empower youth to make their Internet experiences safe and responsible. i-Safe is supported by a grant from the Office of Juvenice Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice.
Kan-Safe is an internet safety project through the South Central Kansas Library System.
Web Wise Kids
Web Wise Kids is a non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring child internet safety by giving tips and advice to parents and children on how to protect themselves from online predators. Designed specifically to address the safety issues associated with the interactive nature of the internet as kids enter the realm of chat and interactive gaming, there are also CD resources available for schools to address safey issues.
CIPA updates from the AASL American Association of School Libraries
Schools & Libraries Division of USAC Reference Information for Children’s Internet Protection Act
Child Friendly Search Engines
Ask Jeeves for Kids
A natural language search engine that is filtered. By natural language, you can enter in questions like "why is the sky blue." Try it now!
A database of about 20,000 sites that are kid safe. You can search or select from a directory
A closed search engine that requires web sites to meet an editorial policy. Also access to Google's kids search engine
A database of 56,000 sites
Put together by librarians for kids, the database, as of July, 1998, contained about 2600 records. Well organized and easy to use, though not as thorough as the others.
One-to One Initiatives