Internet Safety Tips for Kids & Parents

Child Internet Safety Sites

These sites are independent of, and have no relationship with, the Jackson Township Police Department. In short, we have no control over and are not responsible for their content.

  • - An initiative between National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) and the Postal Inspectors to encourage teens to practice safe, smart habits when posting information about themselves on social networking websites and blogs.
  • Child Safety on the Information Highway
  • Disney’s Internet Safety - Disney’s guide to Internet child safety. Tips on safe surfing, a list of child-friendly sites and information on filtering tools for parents.
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Parent’s Guide to the Internet - Internet safety tips for parents brought to you by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
  • FBI’s Safe Online Surfing Internet Challenge - Internet safety tips for parents, students, and teachers brought to you by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
  • Federal Trade Commission (FTC) - Social networking safety from the FTC.
  • Get Net Wise - According to their site, GetNetWise is a resource for families and caregivers to help kids have safe, educational, and entertaining online experiences. GetNetWise is operated by a coalition of major Internet industry corporations and public service organizations.
  • Kidz Privacy - Child online privacy primer from the FTC. Child and adult areas.
  • MySpace Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) - FAQs provides answers to frequently asked questions regarding MySpace and underage users, compromised accounts, removing a child’s profile, and reporting abuse of MySpace.
  • National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) - As the nation’s resource center for child protection, the NCMEC spearheads national efforts to locate and recover missing children and raises public awareness about ways to prevent child abduction, molestation, and sexual exploitation.
  • NetSmartz - NetSmartz is an interactive, educational safety resource to teach kids and teens how to stay safer on the Internet. NetSmartz combines the newest technologies available and the most current information to create high-impact educational activities that are well received by even the most tech-savvy kids.
  • Onguard Online - Social networking safety from the FTC.
  • A Parent’s Guide to the Internet - This is another site run by Parry Aftab, Esq, which is based on her book A Parent’s Guide to the Internet …and how to protect your children in cyberspace.
  • SafeKids.Com - According to USA Today, SafeKids.Com is A complete safe-surfing kit and collection of information for parents. This site lays out the rules, the risks, the products and the issues. (Operated by Larry Magid, who is a columnist for the L.A. Times)
  • WiredSafety - One of the largest and most comprehensive Internet safety sites. They label themselves The Largest Internet Safety Organization Since 1995. Their executive director is Parry Aftab, Esq, an attorney who specializes in Internet law.
  • Yahoo! Safely - An Internet Safety resource for kids and parents from Yahoo!.