The Internet Safety program is presented by Alecia Caudill in area schools to teach teens about how to be safe online. Some of the topics that are covered include:
MTV's A Thin Line campaign provides resources to help digital media users to understand that there's a "thin line" between what may begin as a harmless joke and something that could end up having a serious impact on you or someone else. On-air, online and on your cell, they hope to spark a conversation and deliver information that helps you draw your own digital line.
Cyberbully411 is an effort to provide resources for youth who have questions about or have been targeted by online harassment. The website was created by the Center for Innovative Public Health Research, formerly Internet Solutions for Kids, Inc, with funding from the Community Technology Foundation of California.
The CyberTipline is operated in partnership with the FBI, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, U.S. Postal Inspection Service, U.S. Secret Service, military criminal investigative organizations, U.S. Department of Justice, Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force program, as well as other state and local law enforcement agencies. Reports to the CyberTipline are made by the public and Electronic Service Providers (ESP). The CyberTipline reporting mechanism assists law enforcement and prosecutors in their detection, investigation and prosecution of child sexual exploitation crimes. The CyberTipline helps make law enforcement’s efforts more efficient and maximizes the limited resources available in the fight against child sexual exploitation. The value of the CyberTipline as a source of leads for law enforcement has been greatly enhanced by collaboration with ESPs.
The Digizen website provides information for educators, parents, carers, and young people. It is used to strengthen their awareness and understanding of what digital citizenship is and encourages users of technology to be and become responsible DIGItal citiZENS. It shares specific advice and resources on issues such as social networking and cyberbullying and how these relate to and affect their own and other people's online experiences and behaviours.
MinorMonitor is a free web-based tool that gives a parent a quick, easy view into their child’s Facebook activities and friends, through knowledge-based analytics. Via an intuitive dashboard view, parents can access either a snapshot, or full detail and specifics, of potential dangerous activities such as bullying, hate crimes, drug use and sexual references. MinorMonitor was developed by Austin-based Infoglide, a 15+ year technology company that developed deep security and fraud analytics that monitor and manage online reputations, and screen and detect suspicious activities, behaviors for government (such as the Department of Homeland Security TSA screening program), law enforcement, banking, and other big business customers. Infoglide executives developed MinorMonitor to leverage the company’s analytics and extend them as a service to benefit parents growing increasingly concerned over ensuring their child(ren)’s Facebook activities are safe.
www.NetSmartz.org / www.NetSmartzKids.org
NetSmartz Workshop is an interactive, educational program of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® (NCMEC) that provides age-appropriate resources to help teach children how to be safer on- and offline. The program is designed for children ages 5-17, parents and guardians, educators, and law enforcement. With resources such as videos, games, activity cards, and presentations, NetSmartz entertains while it educates.
NSTeens.org was created through a partnership between Sprint® and the Internet safety experts at NetSmartz® Workshop, a program of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children®. Through animated videos, short films, games, and interactive comics, NSTeens teaches tweens and teens about making safer choices online. Teaching materials are available for intermediate, middle school, and high school educators so they can bring these engaging lessons right into the classroom. All resources on NSTeens.org are available free of charge.
Public And Permanent provides resources for teaching and reinforcing ways to be a cyber citizen and digitally responsible. The resources are provided by the Institute for Responsible Online and Cell Phone Communication IROC2.org.
That’s Not Cool provides tools to help you draw your digital line about what is, or is not, okay in your relationships. Developed by Futures Without Violence in partnership with the Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women and the Advertising Council, That’s Not Cool is an award winning national public education initiative speaking to youth about healthy relationships and helping them recognize, avoid, and prevent dating violence in their lives.
UKnowKids.com helps protect kids from predators, bullies and sexting. Unlike parental control software, uKnowKids enables parents to “have their child’s back” without constantly looking over his or her shoulder. By giving parents the information they need to educate their children about staying safe online and the access to smarter tools to supervise them in a digital world, uKnowKids helps make technology safer for kids and less intimidating for parents. With proactive solutions available, such as the notification and alert system if a child is involved in a risky situation, uKnowKids equips parents with uniquely intelligent tools to keep their kids safe.
Wolfram|Alpha introduces a fundamentally new way to get knowledge and answers--not by searching the web, but by doing dynamic computations based on a vast collection of built-in data, algorithms, and methods.