Today, many of us live a big part of our lives online. That's why it's important that the internet be a safe place for playing, learning, and hanging out. Here are some links to help students, families, and teachers keep their online communities safe and fun.
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For High School Students
- How do you decide what images and information to post online? Real teens talk back.
- Creating a profile without making yourself a target: Check out this checklist for making online profiles that don't say, "Hey, steal my identity! Come to my house and bother me!
- MTV looks at The Thin Line between public and private, funny and cruel, devotion and stalking, love and abuse. Will you stand by or stand up?
- True stories: Ryan and Noah made mistakes online. Listen to their survivor stories and ask yourself, would I have been brave enough to tell?
- Totally practical and no-frills tips on being a smart, independent teen online.
For Intermediate and Middle School Students
- This video with real kids is a great reminder about the power YOU have to make a difference. Will you stand by, or stand up?
- Aly made her profile private, but was that enough? A conversation at the water fountain makes her wonder. Avoid sketchy creeps and enjoy these characters.
- Keean and Lolo aren't going out, but Keean's ex won't stop texting Lolo. What should they do about her cyber bullying?
- How much time do you spend gaming? See how you compare to these real kids.
- Don't be that kid--instead, follow these tips to stay out of trouble and keep your independence online.
For Elementary Students
- Pause and Think Online - Song/Video/Lyrics.
- Clicky is throwing a party for his good friend, Router the robo-pup. But it’s hard to plan a party when you have to save the Internet from sneaky outlaws and help pals Nettie and Webster deal with tricky people in the real world.
- Protect our computers--learn the rap so you remember, "Don't open that file!"
For Family Members and Teachers
- 10 Simple Steps to Internet Safety: How to have a quick, valuable talk with your kids about staying safe online.
- Facebook for Parents: Protect your teen's reputation on Facebook.
- Teens' "Rules of the Road": Nickelodeon's fun, smart site gives older students tools to feel confident on the information highway. Good conversation starter for teachers or parents.
- Can you Spot the Scam? Teachers, this is a fun bell-ringer to rev those critical thinking engines.
- Here are some fantastic educational games recommended for kids in each age group.