Thursday, April 7, 2011

Internet Safety Web Sites April 7, 2011

Based on feedback, we've started a collection of  useful links (here) related to Internet Safety. Our list includes a brief description of each web site. We are all responsible for online security so please send your suggestions via Email the author below, or post a comment.

This is a leading interactive resource on the Web for parents, teens, educators – everyone interested in youth safety on the fixed and mobile social Web. In addition to the discussion forum, it provides tips, news, and other resources for safe, constructive use of digital media and technologies. Along with, ConnectSafely is a project of the non-profit Tech Parenting Group. is a coalition of 49 governors/first spouses, law enforcement, the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and other associations dedicated to helping parents, educators, and caregivers by providing tools and guidelines to promote safe internet and technology use among children.

McAfee has been a leading provider of web filtering solutions for consumers and businesses since 1999. The company's flagship software, Safe Eyes®, is the two-time recipient of the PC MagazineEditors' Choice Award, earned a separate Editor's Choice Award from LAPTOP Magazine, and was rated as the #1 parental control solution by America's leading consumer advocacy publication.

The company also supplies the technology for McAfee® Family Protection online safety software. Go to McAfee PowerPoint Presentations on Internet Safety.

Microsoft Safety and Security Center by Microsoft 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.

Managed by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), provides practical tips from the federal government and the technology industry to help you be on guard against internet fraud, secure your computer, and protect your personal information. is operated by Privacy Rights Clearinghousea nationally recognized consumer education and advocacy nonprofit dedicated to protecting the privacy of American consumers. In addition to Privacy BasicsOnline Privacy & Technology, and current Alerts, this site includes many other topics.

SafetyNet eLearning
SafetyNet eLearning was launched by software company ESET North America and the San Diego Police Department as a free online Internet safety guide for busy adults to learn - at their own pace and on their own schedule - what needs to be done to keep kids safe online. To see the SafetyNet eLearning program, you can visit

The NetSmartz Workshop
The NetSmartz Workhop is an educational resource of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, a private non-profit providing materials for children, teens, and their parents. is an internet safety and help group. provides education, assistance, and awareness on cybercrime and abuse, privacy, security, and responsible technology use. It is also the parent group of, FBI-trained teens and preteens who promote internet safety.

YoursphereForParents has practical tips about setting parental controls, whether it's iTunes, iPhone, Xbox, iPad, or Facebook. You'll also find Blogs to help you put your family's Internet safety first. You may also like to sign-up to receive Yoursphere Parent's Newsletter (written by Mary Kay Hoal) with Internet safety tips in your E-mail.

What Internet safety web sites do you use? Let us know in comments!

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