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Internet and Digital Media Safety Prevention

The Internet and other digital media have revolutionized the way we communicate, exposing us all to an unimagined volume of ideas and possibilities. The new technologies also offer the anonymity which increases the chance that both children and adults will take risks and experiment with behavior they might never attempt in “real life”.

What you can do to keep safe on the internet:

It’s our responsibility to educate ourselves and children about the safe use of these forms of communication. By taking protective actions in advance and speaking up about questionable behavior, we can help prevent harmful use of the Internet and other digital technology.

Learn about:

Resources: 

Connect Safely

ConnectSafely is for parents, teens, educators, advocates - everyone engaged in and interested in the impact of the social Web.

Parent Tip Sheets (It's Time We Talked)

Downloadable PDF tip sheets for caregivers to start the conversation with their kids about pornography.

Privacy and Internet Safety (Common Sense Media)

Articles and videos for parents and children that help families make informed and safe choices when interacting with media and online platforms.

The Student's Guide to Online Safety and Security (Best VPN)

Guide for students and parents of children and young adults of all ages discussing risks and how to stay safe online.

Parent's Guide to Internet Safety (FBI)

An online pamphlet highlighting safety strategies to keep children and youth safe with cyber-based media.

Netsmartz Workshop: An Interactive Educational Resource (National Center for Missing and Exploited Children)

An interactive educational resource for parents, teens, and kids about internet safety.

That's Not Cool

An online interactive site for youth on using the internet and other cyber based tools safely.

Parent's Guide to Internet Safety and Sexuality: Resource Guide (Advocates for Youth)

Youth oriented resource for safety on the internet.