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To learn more about protecting kids
is a public-service Web site aimed at parents and caregivers to
help them ensure that their children have safe and rewarding online
experiences. GetNetWise provides online safety tips, empowerment tools
for families, instructions on how to report online trouble, and a guide
to good child-friendly Web content. Visit www.GetNetWise.org.
- Growing With the Media, part of PBS Parents, is a Web site where parents can ask questions about kids, media and the creative possibilities that exist between them. Parents and other caregivers can discover how TV, computers, video games and movies can shape their children's development - as well as gather advice on what they can do.
Visit Growing With the Media.
- The National Center for Missing &
Exploited Children (NCMEC)
is a 501 (c)3 nonprofit organization working in cooperation
with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and
Delinquency Prevention. Serving as the national clearinghouse for information
and a resource
center for child protection, NCMEC has worked with law enforcement
on 89,000 missing child cases, resulting in the recovery of 73,000
children. Visit www.missingkids.com.
- Net Family News,
a nonprofit public service, provides Internet and tech news and features
for parents and educators of online kids. The weekly e-mail newsletter, which
goes out to subscribers in more than 60 countries, is the only continuously
updated resource of its kind on or off of the Web. Visit www.NetFamilyNews.org.
is an Internet safety site with abundant resources and information devoted
to safeguarding children and families on the Internet. The site is run
by Internet safety advocate Donna Rice Hughes. Visit www.ProtectKids.com.
- The NetSmartz Workshop
is an interactive, educational resource from the National Center for
Missing & Exploited Children and Boys & Girls Clubs of America
for children (ages 517), parents, educators, and law enforcement that
uses age-appropriate, 3-D activities to teach children how to stay
safer on the Internet. Visit www.NetSmartz.org
- Enough Is Enough
is a national nonprofit, nonpartisan organization whose mission is
to make the Internet safe for children and families. Visit www.enough.org.
- The CyberSmart! School Program
empowers students to use the Internet safely, responsibly, and effectively.
The CyberSmart! Curriculum provides an original, professionally developed,
standards-based curriculum that is nonsequential for flexible implementation
by technology teachers, librarians, media specialists, and classroom
teachers. Lesson plans and activity sheets are easily downloadable
free of charge. Tips for how parents can work with their children to
improve computer and Internet safety and security are also provided. Visit www.CyberSmart.org.
provides Internet safety advice for parents of young children. The site
is operated by the Online Safety Project. Visit www.safekids.com.
is an international organization dedicated to providing Internet safety
information and resources to parents and educators. Its available
to help victims with the process of identifying and collecting evidence
to report to law-enforcement agencies in cases of Internet crime. Visit
To learn more about Internet use in general:
- The Consortium for School Networking is
a nonprofit association that promotes the use of the Internet and
information technologies to improve learning in K12 schools. Its
members include school districts, intermediate/county units, state
departments of education, state networks, individuals, and companies
that are committed to this goal. Visit www.cosn.org.
- The Safeguarding the Wired Schoolhouse
helps school leaders understand how
they can help ensure positive online experiences for students by providing
information on both their options for managing Internet access and
responsibilities under existing laws. Visit www.safewiredschools.org.
- The UCLA Center for Communication Policy
is committed, through its research, conferences, and other activities,
to the formation of effective policy in the media and technology fields.
Working with policy leaders in government and industry at the national
and international level, as well as with journalists, parents, and concerned
citizens is a central part of the center’s mission. Visit www.ccp.ucla.edu.