Internet Safety

Internet Safety: What Kids and Parents Need to Know

Streator Elementary School District 44 is providing the following information to help educate our parents and students about child safety when using the Information Highway.

 

An article in the January 27, 2006 Newsweek edition entitled "Predator's Playground" can be found at Newsweek: Predator's Playground. The article addresses today's concerns about keeping our kids safe while they surf the internet. The links listed below provide useful information for teachers, parents and kids to understand how to safely use the internet. SES44 is aggressively monitoring and restricting access to social-networking sites using our internet filtering service.

Additional Resources  

I nternet Safety Curriculums  

Be a Safe Surfer
http://www.gwinnett.k12.ga.us/MinorES/techsafety.htm  
An Internet Safety WebQuest  

Cable in the Classroom Digital Ethics
http://www.ciconline.org/digitalethics    
Curriculum that teaches ethical, courteous, and productive behavior while using digital media.  Included are resources on plagiarism, copyright, and using digital media productively.  

Center for Media Literacy
http://www.medialit.org/    
Provides educational resources to develop skills needed to live fully in the 21st century media culture.   

Chatdanger
http://www.chatdanger.com/
The Chatdanger website has been created to inform young people about the potential dangers and ways of keeping safe in interactive areas online, such as chatrooms, instant messenger, online games and email, and also via mobile phones. The aim of the site is very much to inform and empower users of these services, so they can use these services safely, and not at all to discourage people from using these services.   

Cybercitizenship.org
http://www.cybercitizenship.org/index.html
Provides approaches for teaching children about "Cyber Ethics." This site also includes sets of links for adults and children to gain a better understanding of the Internet.   

CyberSmart!
http://www.cybersmartcurriculum.org/home/    
The CyberSmart! Curriculum is non-sequential and is easily integrated, in part or in full. Organized in five units, each teaching an important facet of Internet use, it consists of 65 original standards-based lesson plans with Activity Sheets. The number of lessons per grade increases as students' reading and critical thinking skills develop.  

 

GetNetWise
http://www.getnetwise.org/    
GetNetWise is a user empowerment campaign and Web site designed to give Internet users a user-friendly, easy-to-find, online resource that can be found on the most popular entry points to the Internet, as well as on many of the most popular Web sites. GetNetWise offers tips, tutorials and other interactive tools.   

Illinois State Board of Education

http://www.isbe.net/curriculum/html/is_resources.htm  

 

Internet Safety (ppt)
PowerPoint on Internet Safety.  Includes a pledge for kids.  

i-Safe
http://www.isafe.org/    
i-SAFE provides age-appropriate K-12 curriculum to schools in all 50 states free of charge. The curriculum is a dynamic interactive program designed to educate and empower the student. Each lesson includes Activity Pages and Discussion for the class. The high school curriculum is a video Webcast hosted by teens on either VHS or DVD format. Some of the lessons taught by i-SAFE are: Cyber Citizenship, Personal Safety, Cyber Security, Intellectual Property, Cyber Bullying, and Predator Identification   

Kidz Privacy
http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/conline/edcams/kidzprivacy/    
Educates kids, parents, and businesses about the privacy rights of children online.  Site provided by the US Federal Trade Commission.  

Media Awareness Network on Chat Rooms
http://www.media-awareness.ca/english/teachers/wa_teachers/safe_passage_teachers/chatrooms_safety_t.cfm    
Discusses the chat room environment and related safety and privacy issues.   

Play it Safe Online (ppt)
From i-Safe.  PowerPoint slideshow with dangers of giving personal information online.  



Resources for Kids  

Be Safer Online Videos  

http://www.netsmartzkids.org/uyn/index.htm  

Watch all 8 videos to learn more about internet safety.

 

Cyberethics for Kids
http://www.cybercrime.gov/rules/kidinternet.htm  
Site by the U.S. Department of Justice's Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section. It provides adults, children and teens information on how to use the Internet safely and responsibly.   

Faux Paw's Video with McGruff  

http://www.ikeepsafe.org/assets/videos/?vid=fauxpaw_video  

Faux Paw's adventures in this video reinforce the safety rules!

FBI's Safety Tips for Children  

http://www.fbi.gov/kids/k5th/safety2.htm  

The G-men have tips for children, too, explaining what to watch out for online.
Fun Zone with Faux Paw's  

http://www.ikeepsafe.org/iksc_kids/  

Kids can play games, read books and watch videos while learning about internet safety.

 

Internet Safety Game  

http://www.kidscomjr.com/games/safety/safety.html  

Kids Com Jr lays our some rules for online safety.

Internet Safety Tips for Kids
http://www.missingkids.com/missingkids/servlet/PageServlet?LanguageCountry=en_US&PageId=208    
From the Center for Missing and Exploited Children  

Just for Kidz
http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/conline/edcams/kidzprivacy/kidz.htm    
Educates kids about their privacy rights of online.  Site provided by the US Federal Trade Commission.  

McGruff's Internet Safety Game  

http://www.mcgruff.org/Games/is.php  

Play McGruff's Matching Game.

NetSmartz Kidz
http://www.netsmartzkids.org/indexFL.htm    
Games and activities for kids to learn about Internet safety and have fun at the same time.

 

Online Safety Tips for Kids  

http://www.ag.state.il.us/children/kidstip.html  

The Illinois Attorney General provides kids with guidelines.

PBS Kid's Internet License  

http://pbskids.org/license/  

Kids can get their license to surf by passing a short test on Internet safety.

Rocko's Modern Life: A Byte-Size Online Safety Game  

http://www.nick.com/blab/safety/index.jhtml    

Nickelodeon's fun and game-filled introduction to online safety.  


Resources for Teens  

Cyberspacers  

http://www.cybersapcers.com  

A fun site with games and the goal of keeping cyberspace safe for youth.

 

Cyberethics for Kids
http://www.cybercrime.gov/rules/kidinternet.htm    
Site by the U.S. Department of Justice's Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section. It provides adults, children and teens information on how to use the Internet safely and responsibly. 

Internet Safety Tips for Teens
http://www.missingkids.com/missingkids/servlet/PageServlet?LanguageCountry=en_US&PageId=207    
From the Center for Missing and Exploited Children

 

 

 

Just for Kidz
http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/conline/edcams/kidzprivacy/kidz.htm    
Educates kids about their privacy rights of online.  Site provided by the US Federal Trade Commission.

 

Net Smartz Teens

http://www. safeteens.com/safe-blogging-tips-for-teens/

Teens share their own "real-life stories" about issues affecting them on the internet such as cyber bullying and giving out too much personal information.

NetSmartz Teens
http://www.netsmartz.org/netteens.htm  
Watch teens share their own "Real-Life Stories" about issues affecting them on the Internet such as cyberbullying, online enticement, and giving out too much personal information. 

 

Online Safety Tips for Teens

http://www.ag.state.il.us/children/teenstip.html

The Illinois Attorney General provides teens with guidelines.

Public Service Ads

http://tcs.cybertipline.com/videos.htm

Movies regarding internet safety and teens.

Social Web-Tips for Teens

http://www. safeteens.com/social-web-tips-for-teens/

 

Stop Bullying
http://www.stopbullyingnow.hrsa.gov/index.asp





Resources for Educators

Cable in the Classroom's Media Smart for Teachers
http://www.ciconline.org/mediasmartteachers  
Explore these links to get an overview of the key concepts of media literacy, digital ethics, and online safety, along with ideas for using those concepts with your students.

Cybercrime.gov
http://www.cybercrime.gov/  
Site by the U.S. Department of Justice. It contains information, and up-to-date news about cyber crimes. 

Cyberethics for Kids
http://www.cybercrime.gov/rules/kidinternet.htm  
Site by the U.S. Department of Justice's Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section. It provides adults, children and teens information on how to use the Internet safely and responsibly. 

i-Safe for Educator
http://www.isafe.org/channels/?ch=ed  
Resources and online training for teacher to implement the i-Safe curriculum

ISC Teaching Tools to Keep Safe Online

http://www.ikeepsafe.org/iksa_educators/eductional-materials.php

Educational Materials available to download.

 

Kidz Privacy for Teachers
http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/conline/edcams/kidzprivacy/teachers.htm  
Educates teachers about the privacy rights of children online.  Site provided by the US Federal Trade Commission.

Netsmartz for Educators
http://www.netsmartz.org/educators.htm  
This page is designed to show educators and administrators how to use NetSmartz interactive materials in their classrooms, accumulate more information about Internet safety and technology, and take steps to bring their classrooms into the 21st century.

Resources for Parents


Cable in the Classroom's Media Smarts for Parents
http://www.ciconline.org/mediasmartparents
Cable in the Classroom has developed a variety of resources for parents to use to educate themselves and teach their children how to evaluate media messages, practice digital ethics, and stay safe in the digital world.

Cybercrime.gov
http://www.cybercrime.gov/  
Site by the U.S. Department of Justice. It contains information, and up-to-date news about cyber crimes. 

Cyberethics for Kids
http://www.cybercrime.gov/rules/kidinternet.htm  
Site by the U.S. Department of Justice's Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section. It provides adults, children and teens information on how to use the Internet safely and responsibly. 

Get NetWise Tools for Families
http://kids.getnetwise.org/tools/  
provides a database of tools that parents can employ on their home computers to guide their children to safe and rewarding online experiences.

Internet Acronyms Every Parent Needs to Know
http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/wie/justice_for_all/publications/Acronyms%20Every%20Parent%20Should%20Know.pdf

Internet Privacy and Safety Information for Parents
http://www.ala.org/ala/alsc/alscresources/forlibrarians/internettech/internetprivacysafety.htm  
From the Association for Library Service to Children

Internet Safety for Parents (ppt)
This power point contains valuable information for parents on helping keep their kids safe on the Internet.

Internet Safety Coalition

http://www.ikeepsafe.org/

Safety resources to families worldwide.

 

i-Safe for Parents
http://www.isafe.org/channels/?ch=op  
Parents can be the key to safe and rewarding online experiences for the whole family. i-SAFE helps educate parents about hazards in cyberspace, and gives them opportunities to spread this valuable information within their communities. 

i-SAFE Newsletters

http://www.isafe.org/channels/sub.php?ch=op&sub_id=4p

Monthly newsletter to keep you up-to date with internet safety.

Kidz Privacy for Parents
http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/conline/edcams/kidzprivacy/adults.htm  
Educates parents about the privacy rights of children online.  Site provided by the US Federal Trade Commission.

National School Safety and Security

http://www.schoolsecurity.org/

 

National School Safety Center

http://www.schoolsafety.us


Online Safety Tips for Parents  

http://www.ag.state.il.us/children/parentstip.html

The Illinois Attorney General provides parents with guidelines.

Netsmartz for Parents
http://www.netsmartz.org/netparents.htm  
NetSmartz provides on- and offline learning activities for parents to facilitate discussions with their children and teens about Internet safety. Visit "Parent FAQ" to learn more about how and why parents should use NetSmartz.

Parents On Patrol

http://gomcgruff.typepad.co,/my_weblog/

Helping parents keep their kids safe online.

The Parents' Guide to Internet Safety (pdf)
Published by the Federal Bureau of Investigation

The Parents' Guide to the Information Superhighway (pdf)  
Describes the advantages and risks of getting children online. This site is co-published by The Children's Partnership, National PTA, and National Urban League. 

 

Safeguarding Children on the Internet

http://www.illinoisicac.org/resources/workbook.pdf

Booklet explaining ways to protect children on the internet.

 

A Safety Net For The Internet: A Parent's Guide
http://www.nypl.org/legal/safety.cfm

Created by the New York Public Library, this site offers links and resources for helping parents protect their children online.

 

Search Engines

http://www.searchengines.com/kids/safe_searching_engines.html

Child Safe Searching:  Search Engines that are filtered to help parents that are concerned about their children using the Internet.

 

 

 

Other Internet Safety Activities

Be a Safe Surfer
http://www.gwinnett.k12.ga.us/MinorES/techsafety.htm  
An Internet Safety WebQuest

Educational Games
http://www.media-awareness.ca/english/games/index.cfm  
From the Media Awareness Network, these games are grouped by age and teach students how to be safe Internet users and media consumers.

Elmer the Safety Elephant
http://www.elmer.ca/splash_flash.html  
This Canadian site uses Elmer the Elephant to teach kids about safety through activities and games.

Interactive Safety Quizzes
http://www.missingkids.com/missingkids/servlet/PageServlet?LanguageCountry=en_US&PageId=714
Child Safety quizzes from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

KidsCom Jr.
http://www.kidscomjr.com/games/safety/safety.html
Games and Tips for Internet Safety and Good Manners

Surf Swell Island
http://disney.go.com/surfswell/index.html  
Help Mickey and the gang with their adventures in Internet safety.

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