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How do you know when Internet surfing is safe?
How do you know your children are safe?
Do you know enough about the Internet to protect your child?

These are just some of the questions that parents ask (or should be asking) about Internet activity and computer habits. When you child is online, how do you know if he/she is talking to their friends or to someone pretending to be their friend? While the Internet has millions of great uses, it only takes a few people to exploit it. The following links can help you stay abreast of current Internet trends and become savvy about Internet Safety. 

Internet Safety Links
Great tips, guides and articles for ALL Internet users.
Founded in 1998 and endorsed by the U.S. Congress, i-SAFE is a non-profit foundation dedicated to protecting the online experiences of youth everywhere. i-SAFE incorporates classroom curriculum with dynamic community outreach to empower students, teachers, parents, law enforcement, and concerned adults to make the Internet a safer place.

This site is specifically geared toward school districts who educate their students on online safety.

Get Net Wise
Great learning resource for Internet safety and Internet awareness.

Net Smartz
This site focuses on blogs and other current web trends. Learn what a blog is and how to be sure it is safe.

A Parents' Guide to Internet Safety (FBI site)
While there is a government site out there to help protect, the government can never truly regulate the Internet. Since the Internet is International, the vast domain of the Internet will may never be regulated.

Kidz Privacy
Online safety information from the the US Federal Trade Commmission.
Get Safe Online
Information about protecting your computer, your identity, and your business information while online.
WebWise Kids
Contains seven smart rules for internet safety, links to safe sites, and news of current net safety legislation and conferences.

Stay Safe Online
Provides information about Internet safety, as well as how to guard your computer against viruses and hacker attacks. Take a self-test to find out how well prepared your computer is.

Newsletter which will help parents keep up with events on the internet which will impact their children's and their own use of the Internet.

Common Sense Media

Contains information on media use and abuse as well as reviews of TV, web sites, books and music.

Entertainment Software Review Board
Non-profit, self-regulatory body that independently assigns ratings, enforces advertising guidelines, and helps ensure responsible online privacy practices for the interactive entertainment software industry.


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