Internet Safety Workshop Handouts
On multiple occasions, Scott Driscoll, Law Enforcement Officer, Parent, and Educator has presented Internet Safety Workshops for parents and adults for Suffield Public Schools. Below are the handouts from the workshops:
Other valuable information can be found on his website: http://internetsafetyconcepts.com/
Information for Parents
These sites will help you educate your kids to be safe and responsible users of the Internet, social media, and personal technology.
Center on Media and Child Health
This partnership between Children's Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School, and the Harvard School of Public Health has a database of research and also offers tips and resources for parents to help their families use media in a healthy manner.
Common Sense Media
This site reviews websites and other media for children and rates them according to their age-appropriateness. You'll also find advice for parents about cell phones, gaming, and more.
This site has tips, advice, the latest news, and blogs about the online world and its effect on children and teenagers. It also hosts a forum for parents and kids who want to bring their questions and concerns to experts.
This site has many resources for parents, educators, and policymakers who teach youth how to use new media devices and platforms in a safe and healthy ways.
Lots of information on Internet Safety for families from Trend Micro, the sponsor of Internet Safety Night.
Trend Micro Blog
A good source for timely advice on issues, technologies, and laws that affect kids online.
Search Engines and Research Websites for Kids
These sites will help children use the Web more safely.
A child-safe Internet search engine
American Library Association's Great Websites for Kids
A comprehensive list by subject area of child-safe websites.
This site, owned and run by the School of Library and Information Science at Kent State University, was created by librarians to offer children a safe way to search for information online.
An Internet search engine that filters out pornography and explicit sexual content from results.