Parent Resources

Internet Safety Resources for Parents

General Tips

Many social networking sites are not accessible to students who are using District #205 managed hardware and network resources appropriately.

Privacy and Internet Safety, from Common Sense Media. Explore frequently asked questions by your child's age level.

100+ Ideas to Keep Kids Busy This Summer, from Common Sense Media. Lots of free and low-cost ideas to reduce students' screen time during the summer months. 
Great Websites for Kids, from the Association for Library Service to Children.  
Galesburg Public Library offers free library cards to any student enrolled in Galesburg CUSD 205 schools - even if you live outside of Galesburg city limits! Call the Library at 309-343-6118 for details!
Get Cyber Smart with Phineas and Ferb  -Disney is doing their part to help children stay safe online. Visit this site for answers to many of your questions about cyber safety and ideas to help you talk with your children about staying safe online.
Facebook, Instagram, and Social Media - Explore questions and articles about students' use of social media. 
On Guard Online, from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), can help adults understand how to protect students online. This site also has a lot of great tips to help adults learn about online security as well!
Stop Cyberbullying targets the problem of cyberbullying directly and specifically. offers a guide for parents and kids who face cyberbullying as they learn to navigate our connected world. Notably, its Parent Guide to Cyberbullying is quite helpful.
ConnectSafely provides safety tips & advice on nearly all areas of safe Internet use.


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