Internet safety for parents

The Internet offers children many opportunities for learning, constructive entertainment, and personal growth. At the same time, you may be concerned about the risks your children face online. The challenge is for parents to educate themselves and their children about how to use the Internet safely, securely, and intelligently.

Here are a few selected sites to help you:

GetNetWise
GetNetWise is a public service brought to you by Internet industry corporations and public interest organizations to help ensure that Internet users have safe, constructive, and educational or entertaining online experiences. Visitors will find information, video tutorials and blogs on: Kid’s safety, spam, security, and privacy.

Online Safety by Disney
Online advice from Disney.com about how to keep your children safe on the Internet.

Safe Kids
SafeKids.com is one of the oldest and most enduring sites for Internet safety. It’s creator, Larry Magid, is the author of the original 1994 brochure, “Child Safety on the Information Highway” and is also a technology journalist.

Web Wise Kids
Web Wise Kids is a unique organization that offers fun, challenging and interactive simulations based on real-life criminal cases—MISSING, Mirror Image and Airdogs for free and fee based. Check out the resources link for additional information about Internet safety.

Wired Kids
Created by cyberspace lawyer, Parry Aftab, who is a worldwide leader in the area of online safety and parent and child Internet education. As Executive Director of WiredSafety.org, the largest online safety and educational program in cyberspace, Ms. Aftab helps prevent and investigate cyber crime.