ConnectSafely.org is a Silicon Valley, Calif.-based nonprofit organization dedicated to educating users of connected technology about safety, privacy, and security. Here you’ll find research-based safety tips, parents’ guidebooks, advice, news, and commentary on all aspects of tech use and policy. Connect Safely provides The Senior’s Guide to Online Safety at www.connectsafely.org/seniors. Print booklet versions of this important information for senior citizens are available.
CSRIU provides research and outreach services to address issues of the safe and responsible use of the Internet, by providing guidance to parents, educators, librarians, policy-makers, and others regarding effective strategies to assist young people in gaining the knowledge, skills, motivation, and self-control to use the Internet and other information technologies in a safe and responsible manner.
Congressional Internet Caucus
The Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee includes a diverse group of public interest, non profit and industry groups working to educate the Congress and the public about important Internet-related policy issues. This site contains information about the program and activities of the Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee.
The Cyber Law Enforcement Organization
The Cyber Law Enforcement Organization is a network of law enforcement officers, who specialize in cybercrime investigation, training other law enforcement officers and who assist cybercrime victims online. Their tipline handles child pornography, cyberstalking and missing children tips, as well as tips for cyberscams and fraud online.
Online safety is everyone’s concern – from preschoolers to grandparents. The Family Online Safety Institute brings a unique, international perspective to the potential risks, harms as well as the rewards of our online lives.
GetNetWise seeks to help ensure that Internet users have safe, constructive, and educational or entertaining online experiences. The GetNetWise coalition wants Internet users to be just “one click away” from the resources they need to make informed decisions about their and their family’s use of the Internet. GetNetWise has good resources for protecting kids online here: https://www.getnetwise.org/ Information includes tools for parents, age-appropriate guidelines, sample family safety contracts, good websites for kids, and also has fantastic step-by-step tutorials for things like how to check your computer’s history, how to set up safe searches on your computer, and how to install and use software. GetNetWise even includes a tool query, where you can enter in exactly what software solution you are looking for, and it will output some recommended resources. That tools search resource can be accessed here: https://www.getnetwise.org/
Katiesplace.org is a special program of WiredSafety.org, designed by and for young victims of Internet sexual exploitation. But Katiesplace.org is not only for victims, it is also for those who love and care about them, such as their family members, friends and loved ones. With the gentle support and guidance they find at Katiesplace.org, many victims can share what happened to them and start their healing process.
National Porn Free Wi-Fi Coalition Partners
The ‘Friendly WiFi’ symbol is displayed by each business signed up to the Friendly WiFi scheme and appears either on their landing page as you sign into their public WiFi, or is visible on signage within the venue. Wherever this symbol is displayed on site or online, parents and young people can be assured that the business’s displaying the symbol have the correct filters in place and their public WiFi service is safe to use.
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
Internet safety guidelines
Click on “Internet-related Child Exploitation.”
The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children’s? (NCMEC) mission is to help prevent child abduction and sexual exploitation; help find missing children; and assist victims of child abduction and sexual exploitation, their families, and the professionals who serve them.
The National Crime Prevention Council Presents
McGruff & Scruff and the Crime Dogs
As part of the National Crime Prevention Council’s continuing efforts to reinforce safety and communicate crime prevention tips musically to children in a positive, non threatening way, The National Crime Prevention Council created the Crime Dog’s music to help children remember McGruff’s crime prevention and crime awareness messages. Site includes an Internet Safety message.
To educate and empower our global digital society to use the Internet safely and securely.
Provides information for parents, law enforcement, media and kids about cyberbullying.
The NetSmartz Workshop is an interactive, educational safety resource from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children? (NCMEC) and Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) for children aged 5 to 17, parents, guardians, educators, and law enforcement that uses age-appropriate. NetSmartz provides great resources to enhance the ability of children to recognize dangers on the Internet, encourage children to report victimization to a trusted adult, to support and enhance community efforts and increase communication between adults and children about online safety. NetSmartz has done a fantastic job of highlighting Internet dangers, warning signs and providing tips to help parents through their “Ask Dr. Sharon” videos, which can be found here: http://www.netsmartz.org/safety/drsharon_videos.htm#
Plan 2 Succeed
Plan2Succeed focuses on issues relating to libraries, filtering technology and pornography.
Safety for Children on the Web
A family guide to making the Internet and technology safe, fun and productive.
SafeSurf was designed by and for parents to empower each family to make informed decisions concerning the accessibility of online content.
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. The guidance given on this site is focused on helping consumers understand those issues and how to take steps to prevent or repair their effects. Although this site is non-commercial, various products will be discussed in order to provide consumers with good decision making guidance. The content presented on this site may originate from corporations and non-profit, media and governmental organizations that focus entirely or in part on Internet safety education, consumer protection and consumer products.
Wired Kids is a charity that operates worldwide through its more than ten thousand unpaid volunteers. It also includes providing awareness on Internet-related child sex-trafficking and sex tours designed for child molesters and the threat of pedophile-owned and operated orphanages in tsunami-torn regions.
WiredKids has many online safety games for younger children and information for children of all ages as well as helpful information for teachers, parents and law enforcement.
Wiredsafety facilitates help for online victims of cybercrime and harassment, assists law enforcement worldwide to prevent and investigate cybercrimes, and provides information and education on all aspects of online safety, privacy and security. WiredSafety is headed by Parry Aftab, a mom, international cyberspace privacy and security lawyer and children’s advocate. The site has plenty of good information for parents.WiredSafety’s Parent Resources can be found here:https://www.wiredsafety.com/protecting-yourself–your-family-online Although Wiredsafety has free videos on Internet safety for tweens, teens, and parents that are easy to locate on their site, the pieces that are best for parents, tweens, and teens to watch are listed as resources for educators, titled “The Four Ps” and can be found here: https://www.wiredsafety.com/ These videos include the tragic story of Christina Long, killed by a sexual predator, additional information about sexual predators, as well as the threats relating to pornography, privacy and piracy.
2 SMRT 4 U Campaign
This site encourages teenage girls to “type smart and post wisely”. Includes tips, downloadable graphics, PSAs, teen articles and “GIRL TALK” to encourage online safety practices.
Children’s Television Workshop
A safe site for children that includes games, resources, and links to positive media content.
Disney Daily Blast
Includes links to Disney based online game creation, Disney online games, Disney TV and other Disney links. The Online games have a free three day trial.
Online since 1993, the Exploratorium was one of the first science museums to build a site on the World Wide Web. Their site now contains over 18 thousand award-winning Web pages exploring hundreds of different topics. They currently serve 20 million visitors a year.
Franklin Institute Science Museum
The Franklin Institute Science Museum has online resources for science learning with activities and ideas for inspiring scientific learning.
Internet Public Library Youth Division
The Internet Public Library (IPL) is a public service organization and learning/teaching environment founded at the University of Michigan School of Information and hosted by Drexel University’s College of Information Science & Technology. The Youth Division is packed with great resources for kids online.
Internet Super Heroes
Delivering smart, safe and responsible surfing messages to children, teens, schools and parents, online and offline.
A National Geographic Online project that allows kids to explore and have adventure online. They take teens on educational adventures on topics from hurricanes to the darkest corners of the oceans. Kids can join science missions and create their own online global science fair.
Provides information for parents, law enforcement, media and kids about cyberbullying.
Peers 2 Peers
Peers2Peers is a program of Wired Kids, devoted to making sure that all young people have a safe, valuable and private surfing experience and that all children have access. Peers2Peers we teach kids and teens how to help each other surf responsibly.
Supersite for Kids
Bonus.com has spent a decade creating games and activities that kids return to again and again. Bonus.com will soon expand its reach by embracing not just kids, but the entire networked family through content that will allow parents to become casual gamers right along with their kids, create their own individual avatar profiles and use the Bonus “fridge” as a place to post messages, magnets, pictures and artwork. With their “BonusSafe” commitment to online security and partnership with parents, they seek to bring the digital household onto a secure, fun playing field with free and premium content.
Surf Swell Island
A Disney Site dedicated to Internet safety information.
Teenangels.org is a group of 13-18 year-old volunteers that have been specially trained by the local law enforcement, and many other leading safety experts in all aspects of online safety, privacy, and security. After completion of the required training, the Teenangels run unique programs in schools to spread the word about responsible and safe surfing to other teens and younger kids, parents, and teachers. At the urging of our Teenangel volunteers, a special group of volunteers will be able to continue as Teenangels after they become 18 years old, & a new group of Tweenangels has been formed for those between 9 & 12 years of age.