Internet Safety


The internet has provided a new forum for perpetrating sexual harassment and other activities/behaviors that can be precursors to sexual violence. Here are some sites that help all different community members stay safe from online predators and sexual harassment.

Web Sites

These are web sites related to the issues of risks of using online technology.
The Crisis Connection, Inc. has a plethora of resources on internet/technology issues.

iKeepSafe: The Internet Keep Safe Coalition (iKeepSafe), established in 2005, is a 501(c)3 nonprofit international alliance of more than 100 policy leaders, educators, law enforcement members, technology experts, public health experts and advocates.Through this network of support, iKeepSafe tracks global trends and issues surrounding digitally connected products and their affect on children. This research drives the continuous creation of positive resources for parents, educators and policymakers who teach youths how to use new media devices and platforms in safe and healthy ways.

Onguardonline.gov: Is the federal government’s website to help you be safe, secure and responsible online.

NETSMARTZ: 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.

CYBERTIPLINE: A website where you can report child pornography.

Safe Teens: SafeTeens.com is a place for teens and their parents to learn safe, civil and responsible use of the Internet. It’s operated by technology journalist Larry Magid who also operates SafeKids.com and is co-director of ConnectSafely.org

HALTABUSE: WHOA is a volunteer organization founded in 1997 to fight online harassment through education of the general public, education of law enforcement personnel, and empowerment of victims. We've also formulated voluntary policies which we encourage online communities to adopt in order to create safe and welcoming environments for all internet users.

Cyber Smart Curriculum: Common Sense Media is dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in a world of media and technology.

iSafe: i-SAFE Inc. is a leading publisher of media literacy and digital citizenship education materials and programming with worldwide distribution channels.

Enough is Enough: The Enough Is Enough℠ (EIE) mission is to Make the Internet Safer for Children and Families. We are dedicated to continue raising public awareness about the dangers of Internet pornography and sexual predators, and advance solutions that promote equality, fairness and respect for human dignity with shared responsibility between the public, technology, and the law. We stand for freedom of speech as defined by the Constitution of the United States; for a culture where all people are respected and valued; for a childhood with a protected period of innocence; for healthy sexuality; and for a society free from sexual exploitation.

Media Awareness: Resources and support for everyone interested in media literacy and digital literacy for young people.

Connect Safely: ConnectSafely is for parents, teens, educators, advocates - everyone engaged in and interested in the impact of the social Web. The user-driven, all-media, multi-platform, fixed and mobile social Web is a big part of young people's lives, and this is the central space – linked to from social networks across the Web - for learning about safe, civil use of Web 2.0 together.

No Slang: Internet Slang Dictionary and Translator

VCPIONLINE: VCPI is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization committed to our mission to advance public safety by providing unparalleled training and services for law enforcement professionals and the communities they serve.

FOSI: The Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) works to make the online world safer for kids and their families. We do this by identifying and promoting best practices, tools and methods in the field of online safety that also respect free expression.

Cybercitizenship: The Cybercitizen Awareness Program educates children and young adults on the danger and consequences of cyber crime. By reaching out to parents and teachers, the program is designed to establish a broad sense of responsibility and community in an effort to develop smart, ethical, and socially conscious online behavior in young people.

Embracing Digital Youth (a program of Center for Safe and Responsible Internet Use) promotes approaches that will best ensure all young people become “Cyber Savvy” and address youth risk in a positive and restorative manner. Embracing Digital Youth’s approach is ground in Seven Pillars: Commit to scientific integrity and effective practice. Ensure ongoing assessment and evaluation. Engage in multidisciplinary collaboration. Foster restoration and reconciliation. Reinforce positive norms. Strengthening effective skills. Encourage helpful allies.

Take Charge!:
Take Charge! is a community outreach campaign developed by Cox Communications, Inc., to empower parents and caregivers to manage their children’s access to mass media content. Launched in 2004, the initiative strives to increase customers’ awareness and use of the parental controls and filtering tools already available on their cable, Internet and wireless services
Virtual Global Task Force: The Virtual Global Taskforce (VGT) seeks to build an effective, international partnership of law enforcement agencies, non government organisations and industry to help protect children from online child abuse.

Chat Danger: a site all about the potential dangers on interactive services online like chat, IM, online games, email and on mobiles.