Parent Resources

Internet Safety Resources for Parents

Internet Safety Tips for Tweens  
Social Networking Tips for Teens  
Facebook Family Safety
MySpace Safety
(Facebook,MySpace, and other social networking sites are not accessible tostudents using District #205 school networks appropriately.)

Watch the Illinois Attorney General's Internet Safety Webinar, or visit the Illinois Attorney General's Stop Cyberbullying Web site.
Illinois Attorney General's Internet Safety Quiz for Parents "How Aware RU?"
Illinois Attorney General's Online Safety Tips
High Tech Crimes Bureau/Illinois Child Exploitation Task Force 

10 Simple Steps to Internet Safety, from Common Sense Media.Presents answers to common questions from parents, including softwareselection, social network & online gaming advice,and privacyissues. 

 4 Ways to Manage Summer Media with Your Ex -advice for parents/guardians about communicating media expectationsduring shared-custody situations.  Also from Common Sense Media. 
Great Websites for Kids, from the Association for Library Service for Children, and the American Library Association. 
Read Internet Smarts from Cablevision's Power to Learn. (Descarguelo en espanol)  
Work through the interactive case studies from Cablevision's Power to Learn (Home Versions) with your children.  Read through the Parent Guides (Guia para padres y madres en espanol).  
Work through Internet Smarts: Parents Need to Know interactive units from Cablevision's Power to Learn to learn about the technologies your students are involved with on a daily basis. Download & view their Online Resources, which include Internet Safety Guides for Families.

Get Cybersmart with Phineas and Ferb -Disney is doing their part ot help children stay safe online.  Visitthis site for answers to many of your questions about cyber safety andideas to help you talk with your children about staying safe online.

Digital Life: Our Kids' Connected Culture - Learn more about how children and teenagers use digital resources from Common Sense Media.

Internet Safety Educator -this national award-winning site, originally created by Jace Gallowayof Macomb, IL, offers a plethora of Internet Safety topics and advicefor parents and educators.

Yahoo!Kids Parents Home -Great site for an overview of Internet Safety, advice for recognizingor avoiding problems, and tips for keeping kids safe while online. 

On Guard Online - Contains lots of resources for parents and kids.  

Read NetCetera: Chatting With Kids About Being Online,a 54 page guide from the Federal Trade Commission, in partnership with anumber of other federal government agencies, about issues to talk aboutwith your children while staying safe online. 

Simple K12 Internet Safety Resources - Extensive listing of web sites, organized by topic, to help parents keep children safer during online activities. 

Family Safe Computers - If you feel like you have no idea what all this is about, read their Internet Safety Parent Guide for an easy-to-understand back-to-basics point of view.

Wired Safety -Lots of information (though a bit difficult to navigate) about keepingkids safe and reporting cyberbullying, etc.  Read theireasy-to-understand "Parenting Online" for tips.

StopCyberbullying -This site, by the same folks who brought us Wired Safety above, is mucheasier to navigate and targets the problem of cyberbullying directlyand specifically.

Get Game Smart -Did you know that your kids' video game system can be an open door toyour kids for cyberbullies, online predators, etc.?  While the sitetends to focus on Xbox-related items, their Family Tools tips and hints are good universally, like limiting gaming time, using parental controls, etc.

Center for Safe and Responsible Internet Use - This site has links to a 1-page overview of Cyberbullying, a more in-depth Parent Guide to Cyberbullying and Cyberthreats, a Parent Handbook, as well as lots of other Internet Safety resources.

ConnectSafely - This easy-to-use site provides Safety Tips and Advice on nearly all areas of safe Internet use (in both English and Spanish!).

Safe Internet Useage (for Parents) -Free interactive courses to help your child use the Internet safely, aswell as how to maintain privacy, filter content, and recognize &manage common malware (viruses, trojans, spyware, etc.) with this siteby eLearning for Kids.

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