Internet Safety for Kids & Teens

Chapter 7: Educational Resources on Internet Safety for Parents & Teachers

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Although we’ve already given you a lot of tips and other information to consider, we’re not done yet. Below, you’ll find a list of additional resources that you can use to educate yourself and your kids about how to stay safe online.

    The Cyberbullying Research Center is a comprehensive resource of information regarding cyberbullying. Here, you’ll find research, resources, and even information about pertinent laws. This organization also offers opportunities for virtual presentations on cyberbullying for K-12 students, parents, teachers, and law enforcement.

    This website provides useful information on what bullying and cyberbullying are, signs to help you identify both types of situations, and how to stop them. It also includes some great tips for teachers.

    Protecting Your Kids

    This FBI resource has advice and information that can help you to protect your kids and teens both online and offline.

    FBI website - Scams And Safety

    Girl Scouts

    Believe it or not, but the Girls Scouts organization has been breaking a lot of barriers in recent years regarding cybersecurity education for girls. They’ve partnered with Palo Alto Networks, AT&T, Dell and Raytheon to educate their kid and teenage members and enable them to achieve STEM and Cybersecurity badges.

    Internet Matters

    This internet safety resource offers free downloadable e-Safety leaflets and resources.

    Safe Online Surfing

    This FBI site offers information for teachers and students. It includes fun interactive games for kids grades 3-8 that encourage learning online safety best practices. It also has a link to an accompanying downloadable teacher’s guide.

    Safe Online Surfing

    Common Sense Education

    This educational website offers resources for parents, educators and advocates alike. One such example is their list of 23 age-appropriate lesson plans for K-12 teachers who want to help their kids and teens learn about internet safety. Another great example is their YouTube channel, which features videos of kids and teens talking about online dangers.

    Common Sense Education

    Sex Offender Registry Websites

    This FBI resource includes links to the sex offender public websites for each of the 50 U.S. states, Native American tribes, the District of Columbia, Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The websites provide the ability to search for specific names or addresses to see what sexual offenders may live nearby. For example, here is a screenshot taken from the search function of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s Sexual Offenders and Predators Search website.

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    Explore each of the topics below to glean both expert advice
    and tips for how to talk to your kids and students

    Chapter 1:
    Cyber Threats to Kids/Teens

    Learn what goes "bump in the night" —er, on the web. We'll cover the common cyber threats that target or affect kids & teens.

    Chapter 4:
    Talking About Cyber Threats

    Discover how to approach difficult topics and conversations with your kids and teens about cyber threats.

    Chapter 7:
    Educational Resources

    Check out our collection of resources for parents/teachers who want to educate kids & teens about cyber threats.

    Chapter 2:
    Identity Hiding Tactics

    Explore several of the tactics that predators and other cybercriminals use to hide or mask their identities online.

    Chapter 5:
    “How Tos” of Internet Safety

    Explores how kids & teens can stay safe when browsing the web and using email, social media, chat & applications.

    Chapter 8:
    Downloadable Resources

    Looking for additional resources you can download and hand out that speak directly to kids & teens? We’ve got you covered.

    Chapter 3:
    Discover Digital Identity

    Knowing about a person or organization’s digital identity helps you stay safe on the web. Here’s what to know…

    Chapter 6:
    Internet Safety Tips

    Looking for some great & helpful tips that you can share with your kids, teens, and students? Look no further…

    Chapter 9:
    Internet Safety Statistics

    Check out our collection of relevant statistics (and their sources) on cyber threats to kids & teens that you can use.