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Federal Trade Commission

On Guard Online
OnGuardOnline.gov provides practical tips from the federal government and the technology industry regarding Internet fraud
and protection of personal information.

Details:
  1. It provides information on topics including kids’ privacy, computer security, health online, and e-mail scams.
  2. It contains educational games on subjects such as hackers, and spam scams.
  3. It provides videos on phishing scams.
  4. Provides access to the guide, “Net Cetera: Chatting With Kids About Being Online,” which gives adults practical tips to help kids navigate the online world.
Federal Trade Commission's Admongo.gov

A program teaching advertising literacy online to children. It also offers lesson plans to teachers.
Get Net Wise 

GetNetWise is a public service sponsored 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 and their family’s use of the Internet.

Details:

GetNetWise contains the largest online repository of instructional how-to video tutorials that show parents and users how to keep their family's online experiences safe and secure.

It also provides:

  1. Information on how to identify online trouble and get law enforcement contact information.
  2. Tips on protecting a computer against the risks that hackers and viruses pose to your computer files and software.
  3. A guide to internet terms (glossary).
IKeepSafe Internet Safety Coalition  It is a coalition of 49 governors/first spouses, law enforcement, the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and other associations dedicated to helping parents, educators, and caregivers by providing tools and guidelines to teach children the safe and healthy use of technology.”

Details:

For Children: Through the storybook adventures of Internet safety icon, Faux Paw the Techno Cat, elementary school children learn about:
  1. Internet safety basics;
  2. How to handle cyber-bullying;
  3. Balancing real life with screen time;
  4. The risks and dangers of downloading.
For Parents: It contains:
  1. Video tutorials on current Internet safety topics: 10 Actions Parents Must Take; Social Networking Sites; How to Handle Cyber-bullying; MySpace Safety Know-how.
  2. Family Fun Lessons: to help parents teach Internet safety at home.
  3. DARE Activities: coloring pages, activities, and instructions for parents.
  4. Online Safety Digest: recent news stories covering online safety issues.
Microsoft Provides videos and information regarding issues of cyber bullying, helping children use social networking sites more safely, and how to use parental controls in Microsoft products to help keep families safer online.

Provides videos and information regarding password protection, downloading files safely, and how to antiphishing technologies.
Family Online Safety Institute The Family Online Safety Institute works to make the online world safer for kids and their families by identifying and promoting best practice, tools and methods in the field of online safety, that also respect free expression. We do this through the development of public policy, technology, education and special events. FOSI is a trusted convener, bringing together leaders in government, industry and the nonprofit sectors to collaborate and innovate new solutions in child safety in a Web 2.0 world.”

Details:
  1. Contains information regarding its events (the Institute hosts an annual two-day international conference, trade show and awards dinner to highlight the extraordinary work, products and services that exist today.)
  2. Contains information regarding its effort in advancing public policy.
  3. Contains information on its educational efforts.
  4. Provides resources for internet safety tips for parents, and internet safety tips for children.
Wired Safety WiredSafety.org is an Internet safety and help group. Comprised
of unpaid volunteers around the world, WiredSafety.org provides
education, assistance, and awareness on all aspects of cybercrime and abuse, privacy, security, and responsible technology use. It is also the parent group of Teenangels.org, FBI-trained teens and preteens who promote Internet safety.

Contains information and resources on topics relating to chatting online. E-mail safety, cyberstalking, internet
predators, and various other topics.
NetSmartz Workshop The NetSmartz Workshop is an interactive, educational safety resource from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® (NCMEC) and Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) for children aged 5 to 17, parents, guardians, educators, and law
enforcement that uses age-appropriate, 3-D activities to teach
children how to stay safer on the Internet.”
Connect Safely ConnectSafely has all kinds of social-media safety tips for teens and parents, the latest youth-tech news, and many other resources.
Common Sense Media Common Sense Media provides trustworthy information for parents to help manage their kids' media lives. Includes information on television, movies, video games and the Internet.