Internet Safety

This brief collection of web resources is designed to provide parents, students, and educators with a place to start learning more about protecting yourself, your privacy, your computer, and your family. There is a description provided for each site.

Tips for keeping your kids safe online
There are an unfathomable amount of sites and apps you don't want your kid to see. Managing your child's online activity can seem like a daunting task. Now, it's easier than ever thanks to intelligent new products, handy software and built-in safety settings. Here are just a few ways to help establish a kid-friendly network

Disney: Surf Swell Island
The best form of Online Safety begins at home with you, the parent. We offer you the following tips to keep your child safe on the Internet. The best way to know what your child is doing online is to ask. Whether you ask other parents, an Internet-savvy friend, or your child about how they use the Internet asking the right questions will help you understand what your child is doing online so you can make sure they are making safe online choices.

Get Net Wise
GetNetWise is a public service brought to you by Internet industry corporations and public interest organizations 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 family's use of the Internet.

Parent's Guide to the Information Superhighway
It’s designed to give you a simple step-by-step introduction to parenting in a world of computers and new forms of media. This Guide will provide some tools and rules for you to use with your children at home, at school, and in the community.
NCSA's mission is to educate and therefore empower a digital society to use the Internet safely and securely at home, work, and school, protecting the technology individuals use, the networks they connect to, and our shared digital assets.

Don't Believe the Type
NetSmartz Workshop is an interactive, educational program of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® (NCMEC) that provides age-appropriate resources to help teach children how to be safer on- and offline. The program is designed for children ages 5-17, parents and guardians, educators, and law enforcement. With resources such as videos, games, activity cards, and presentations, NetSmartz entertains while it educates.

Media and Technology Resources for Educators
Common Sense Media offers this FREE Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum to help educators empower their students and their school communities to be safe, responsible, and savvy as they navigate this fast-paced digital world.

Parent Media and Technology Education Program
Parents are very concerned about their children's digital lives. Our FREE Parent Media and Technology Education Program lets you become their go-to advisor on this hot topic. With this program, Common Sense Media provides you with online access to videos, discussion guides, tip sheets, and presentations to share with parents. You easily reinforce classroom learning with in-home messages.

OnGuard is the federal government’s website to help you be safe, secure and responsible online.

Michigan Cyber Safety Initiative
The Michigan Cyber Safety Initiative (Michigan CSI) is an Internet safety education program with customized presentations for kindergarten through eighth-grade students and a community seminar.

Webonauts Internet Academy
In taking on the role of a Webonaut and completing a series of missions‚ players confront issues central to good citizenship: identity‚ privacy‚ credibility and web safety. Game scenarios take place in both online and offline encounters because good citizenship spans both. Because it addresses issues of web safety‚ information literacy and digital citizenship‚ Webonauts Internet Academy can be a great tool for classrooms and school media centers.