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Internet Safety: A Guide for Parents
Books about Using the Internet Safely for Parents and Kids
Want more? Find more: Internet Safety Books at GRPL
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.
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
Just because it's published online doesn't mean it's true. Beware of false information!
The sites below are not factual. They are simply jokes, not meant to be taken seriously.
The Federal Vampire & Zombie Agency
The Last Page of the Internet
Bullies Picture Books Highlighted
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