• If you are citizen of an European Union member nation, you may not use this service unless you are at least 16 years old.

  • You already know Dokkio is an AI-powered assistant to organize & manage your digital files & messages. Very soon, Dokkio will support Outlook as well as One Drive. Check it out today!



Page history last edited by Alisha Ellis 13 years, 11 months ago

Online safety can be broken down into two categories:

Cyber Security

Cyber security focuses on how children can protect their computers by learning a few basic rules.  Children need to learn what types of emails they should open and which they should not.  They also need to learn about the types of programs and protections needed to ensure that they don’t lose all of their 'stuff.'

Cyber Safety

Students need to understand the link between the online world and the “real” world.  Cyber safety is focused on teaching online behaviors that will protect a child’s privacy and anonymyity.


What Educators Can Do to Keep Kids Safe


Online Safety Presentation by Janetta Garton

Nine slides convey talking points for teachers.  Contains images and little text.


Connect Safely / Online Safety 3.0

Great information outlining online risks and ways to keep kids safe.

But, like fences around swimming pools, the use of filters at home and school can’t protect them forever. That’s why we teach kids to swim, so they can enjoy and benefit from swimming and not fear the water.


Internet Safety: What You Don't Know Can Hurt Your Students (video)

Internet Safety Video and Guide -From the NC Dept. of Justice (professional and parents)


Protecting Reputations Online in Plain English (video)

Short video to help students understand the responsibility of posting things online. (high school)


Center for Safe and Responsible Internet Use (professional resources)

Professional development presentations as well as Internet Safety handouts for all levels of students and parents of those students.


Internet Safety Tips from Disney.com

Ask Questions, Communicate, Safety Rules, Bullies, and Resources are sections on the page.  There are short video clips outlining safety tips for parents.


BrainPOP - Online Safety (video) 

Tim and Moby answer the question, "Is it safe to go online?" - cartoon - (elementary, middle)


BrainPOP - Information Privacy (video)

Tim and Moby discuss the issue of Information Privacy. - cartoon - (elementary, middle) 


Get Cybersmart with Phineas and Ferb (video)

Phineas and Ferb follow a few Rules of the Road that keep them safe and private online. - cartoon - (elementary)


Just 4 Kids - Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General

Internet safety site organized into sections for students in grades K-5, middle, and high school.


Get Your Web License

Take this "Rules of the Road" test to earn your official PBS Kids Web license!  (elementary) 


Stay Safe Online from McGruff.org

Includes "Shrink the Cyberbully" and other games and quizzes under Finish the Internet Safety Circuit and become a Safe Surfer! (elementary)



In addition to resources for parents, educators and librarians, there are sections for kids, tweens and teens.  Take the "Have you ever been cyberbullied?" quiz and learn how to be safe while using email, instant messaging, and downloading music.  This site appears to be still in development.


CyberSmart! Curriculum

Free K-12 Teacher lesson plans, student activity sheets, home connections, and awareness activities are included. Topics include protecting private information, handling online communications, and cyberbullying.  Browse by grade level or topic in the curriculum menu on the left.



Safety Presentations for Parents, Teachers, and Teens

Safety Tips for Parents, Teachers, and Teens

NetSmartz for Kids – Use Your NetSmartz

NetSmartz for Kids – Games

NetSmartz for Kids – Activities

Resources for Online Safety, Texting and Cyberbullying

NetSmartz has developed Internet safety presentations for use with children of all ages, as well as games and activities.


Parent Pledge for Digital Citizenship

Child Pledge for Digital Citizenship



YouAreHere is a site created by the Federal Trade Commission. Set in a virtual mall, it provides interactive games concerning advertising targeted at kids and how they can determine which ads are misleading.



Comments (0)

You don't have permission to comment on this page.