Teaching students about using the Internet wisely should be a concern to all of us. As a sample site to show what can show up on the Internet, try going to the People Search Engine called PIPL. You might be amazed--or concerned at what you will find.

Also, be sure to check out the Anti-Bullying page which includes CyberBullying.

  • A Wired Family - Information For Digital Families - This blog by Stephen Smith, shares information about internet safety and protecting your identity on the internet.
  • Common Sense is the nation’s leading independent non-profit organization dedicated to empowering kids to thrive in a world of media and technology. Families, educators, and policymakers turn to Common Sense for unbiased information and trusted advice to help them learn how to harness the positive power of media and technology for all kids.
    • Digital Compass (Common Sense Media)
      Common Sense Media’s Digital Compass addresses digital citizenship in a blended-learning environment. For grades 6-9, Digital Compass leads students through the fundamentals of digital citizenship with animated adventures and interactive experiences.
  • Facebook - Step by step guife to see what applications are connected to your Facebook profile
  • NSTeens - Through animated videos, short films, games, and interactive comics, NSTeens teaches tweens and teens about making safer choices online. Teaching materials are available for intermediate, middle school, and high school educators so they can bring these engaging lessons right into the classroom. All resources on are available free of charge.
  • Own Your Own Space- "Keep Yourself and Your Stuff Safe Online" -a downloadable book for Teens on a wide range of topics related to Internet Safety created in conjunction with Microsoft.
  • Stay Safe Online- has compiled K12 resources from around the Web and organized them into three major areas:
    • 1. Cybersecurity- avoiding spam and viruses,
    • 2. Cybersafety- how to avoid online predators, and
    • 3. Cyberethics- how to teach appropriate behavior and avoid cyberbullying. Resources include links to games, quizzes, videos, professional development and more.