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Internet Safety: A Guide for Parents

Books about Using the Internet Safely for Parents and Kids

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Tips for Using the Internet/Safe Surfing With Your Child

  • If you don't know what the link goes to, don't click it.
  • Don't give personal information to websites you don't trust.
  • Read the fine print before agreeing to anything online.
  • Get familiar with internet slang/abbreviations.
  • Make sure your anti-virus protection software is up-to-date.
  • Communicate with your kids about what they are using the internet for.
  • Use common sense: be wary of giveaways, contests, and advertisements that may be harmful.
  • Don't open suspicious email and don't open attachments from email that you don't trust.
  • Use strong passwords for online accounts: banking, email, Facebook etc.
  • When downloading free software, be sure you trust the site you are getting it from.
  • It's a good idea to take a look at a website before letting your child go to it to make sure the site is safe and content-appropriate.

Informative Resources Online

Here are some web pages which give advice on being safe on the internet.

ChildNet Numerous links to pages covering all aspects of child safety online.

FBI - A Parent's Guide to Internet Safety

Get Safe Online

The Center for Children and Technology

Net Bullies Information about bullies online, and how to cope if you are a victim of net-bullying

Google Tips for Family Safety on the Internet This site has links to both safety tools and video advice for parents

Web of Trust Here's a free add-on (you can attach it to your web browser). You can also input web site addresses to check the reputation of the site. This is great in determining if a site is trustworthy

How to Block Some Harmful Sites Want to block a certain website? This site give directions.

Net Mamma: For Your Children to Surf the Safe Side of the Internet A web browser specifically designed to help protect children. It allows parents to monitor their child's internet use. There is a cost to buy this.

Kid Friendly Sites

This website has games and links to other kid-friendly websites and YouTube videos: Kid Zui

Another kid-friendly game site: Nickelodeon

This is a fantastic website with lots of links for kid's pages, for both fun and research: Ivy's Search Engine Resources

Fun Hoaxes

Just because it's published online doesn't mean it's true. Beware of false information!

Wonder if it's a hoax? Check here: Museum of Hoaxes or here: Snopes Urban Legend Page: Computers or even here: Hoax Slayer

The sites below are not factual. They are simply jokes, not meant to be taken seriously.

The First Page of the Internet

General Delivery University

The Federal Vampire & Zombie Agency

The Jackalope Conspiracy

Moonbeam Enterprises: Lunar Real Estate!

The British Stick Insect Foundation

Mankato, MN

California's Velco Crop under Challenge

Dog Island

Buy Dehydrated Water!!!

Aluminum Foil Deflector Beanie

The Last Page of the Internet


Bullying Fiction for Youth

Bullying Non Fiction for Youth

Bullies Picture Books Highlighted

Lucy and the Bully

The Bully Blockers Club

Shrinking Violet

Bootsie Barker Bites

Oliver Button is a Sissy

Bye, Bye, Big Bad Bully Bug

Black Belt

The Sissy Duckling

Dog Eared

Patrick and the Big Bully

The Knight Who was Afraid of the Dark

Chester's Way



Long Walk to School: A Story About Bullying

Karate Girl

Hooway for Wodney Wat

Nobody Knew What to Do

Bullies Juvenile Fiction Highlighted

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