Resources to Safe Web Surfing (page 3)
National Counseling and Abuse Organizations
Title: National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information
Description: This is a national resource center for professionals and the public seeking information on child maltreatment. The clearinghouse collects, stores, organizes, and disseminates information on such topics as policy and legislation, identification and investigation, treatment, prevention, research, public awareness, training and education, and public and private programs. Their web site has a searchable database of all clearinghouse information, a treatment directory, and a prevention database.
Address: 330 C Street, SW
Washington, DC 20447-0001
Title: The National Center for Victims of Crime
Description: This is a nonprofit organization advocating for all victims of crime. They educate child victims about their rights and the recent provisions that have been established to protect them. The National Victim Center has a toll-free number that acts as a referral service for children who have been exploited.
2000 M Street, NW, Suite 480
Washington, DC 20036-3307
Title: Childhelp USA®
Description: This organization is dedicated to meeting the physical, emotional, educational, and spiritual needs of abused and neglected children. It does this by focusing its efforts and resources on treatment, prevention, and research. Childhelp's comprehensive programs and services include the Childhelp USA National Child Abuse Hotline; residential treatment facilities (villages) for severely abused children; child advocacy centers that reduce the trauma of child abuse victims during the interview and examination process; group homes; foster-family selection, training and certification; Head Start programs for at-risk children; child-abuse prevention programs; and community outreach.
15757 North 78th Street
Scottsdale, Arizona 85260-1629
1-800-4-A-CHILD® (child abuse hotline)
Title: NetSmartz Workshop...Keeping Kids Safer on the Internet
Description: This National Center for Missing & Exploited Children brochure describes the Internet safety resources available through the NetSmartz Workshop.
Print the PDF version of the brochure, or order printed copies of this publication by using the Mail-In Order Form, using the Online Order Form, or calling 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678).
English-language version (NCMEC Order #37)
Title: The Berenstain Bears Lost in CyberSpace
Description: This children's book takes the reader on a cyber adventure with the Berenstain Bear crew. The reader learns about some of the things to watch out for on the Internet. Authored by Stan and Jan Berenstain. Random House. New York.
Title: Child Safety on the Information Highway
Description: This brochure published by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children provides parents with Internet safety information and tips for staying safer online. Authored by Larry Magid, syndicated columnist and broadcaster.
Print the PDF version of the brochure , or order printed copies of this publication by using the Mail-In Order Form, using the Online Order Form, or calling 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678). English-language version (NCMEC Order #03)
Spanish-language version (NCMEC Order #06)
First 50 copies free, each additional copy 10¢
Title: Internet & Computer Ethics for Kids (And Parents and Teachers Who Haven't Got a Clue.)
Description:This book helps children and parents think about some of the ethical issues involved in computer use. Authored by Winn Schwartau, and illustrated by D.L. Busch. Winn Schwartau & Interpact, Inc., Seminole, Florida.
Title: A Parent's Guide to the Internet and How to Protect Your Children in Cyberspace
Description:This book provides parents with the information they need to help keep their children safer online. Safety tips and suggestions for keeping open the lines of communication are provided. Authored by Parry Aftab, Esquire, SC Press, Inc., New York.
Title: PC Magazine
Description:This is a guide to technology information including issues related to products, software, and the Internet. To get more information on PC Magazine or order it, go to www.pcmag.com.
Title:The Parents' Guide to the Information Superhighway: Rules and Tools for Families Online
Description: This is a guide for parenting in the age of computers. It provides explanations and safety tips for computer and Internet use. To download a copy of this guide visit the Children's Partnership web site at www.childrenspartnership.org.
Title: Teen Safety on the Information Highway
Description: This brochure published by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children provides parents with Internet safety information and tips for keeping teens safer online. Authored by Larry Magid, syndicated columnist and broadcaster.
Print the PDF version of the brochure , or order printed copies of this publication by using the Mail-In Order Form, using the Online Order Form, or calling 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678). English-language version (NCMEC Order #57)
Spanish-language version (NCMEC Order #59)
First 50 copies free, each additional copy 10¢
Title: Play It Cyber Safe
Description: The goal of this web site is to empower children, parents, and teachers to prevent cybercrime through knowledge of the law, their rights, and how to avoid misuse of the Internet.
Title: The Children's Partnership
Description: This site contains general information on current child-related topics including the use of technology. Some of the information is available in multiple languages.
Title: CyberNetiquette Comix
Description: In this series of comics, children learn about proper Internet ethics and the importance of keeping private information private. Join classic Disney characters for adventure, fun, and online awareness tips.
Description: The CyberSmart! School Program develops curricula and training programs for professional development designed to help educators empower students to take full advantage of computers and the Internet. The site contains Internet safety information for students, parents, and educators, and includes lesson plans, activity sheets, downloadable posters, and safety tips.
Description: The CyberTipline handles leads from individuals reporting the sexual exploitation of children including child pornography, online enticement of children, child prostitution, child sex tourism, misleading domain names and child sexual molestation (not in the family).
Title: Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
Description: The Federal Trade Commission's security information web site contains online safety resources for consumers and business alike. The site is easy to navigate and features "Dewie the Turtle," a colorful cartoon mascot for the FTC's initiative. The web site also includes numerous consumer education publications in both English and Spanish.
Description:This site is a resource for parents to educate themselves and their children about how to use the Internet safely. They provide information on filtering software and recommend safe web sites for children of all ages.
Title: Internet Crimes Against Children Task Forces (ICAC)
Description: Through funding from the Office of Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention a national network of 45 Internet Crimes Against Children Task Forces has been established to coordinate investigations of computer facilitated crimes against children. In January of 2003 the ICAC Training & Technical Assistance program was established to enhance their effectiveness of the ICAC Task Force program by providing training and technical assistance to federal, state, and local law-enforcement agencies working to reduce the victimization of children by individuals and businesses who seek to exploit them through the use of computer and electronic technology.
Title: Internet Content Rating Association (ICRA)
Description: This site contains information and downloads on the content rating system.
Title: Internet Keep Safe Coalition
Description: The Internet Keep Safe Coalitionsm group teaches basic rules of Internet safety to children and parents, reaching them online and in school. Governors and/or first spouses formed this coalition in partnership with a growing list of crime prevention organizations, law-enforcement agencies, foundations, and corporate sponsors. The iKeepSafe.orgsm web site uses an animated icon/mascot named Faux Paw the Techno Catsm to teach children the importance of protecting personal information and avoiding inappropriate places on the Internet.
Title: National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
Description: This site provides information on general child safety and Internet safety for children, parents, educators, law enforcement, and the community.
Description: This site contains information for children, parents, teachers, and officials on Internet safety and Internet family resources.
Description: This site provides tips, advice, links, and suggestions to help make your family's online experience fun and productive.
Title: Stay Safe Online
Description: This interactive cartoon by Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Microsoft® teaches children online safety with a cast of interesting characters. Join Tara Lipinski, Shaquille O'Neal, and several cartoon kids in learning more about the Internet. Interactive quizzes help children practice the safety concepts.
Title: Surf Swell Island: Adventures in Internet Safety
Description: This quiz-driven adventure activity presents Internet safety material in a series of three games, each featuring a classic Disney character and focusing on an area of concern such as privacy, viruses, or netiquette, guidelines for good behavior on the Internet. A mini-quiz follows each of the three games reinforcing what was presented. The activities are accompanied by a parent's guide, a teacher's guide, and additional Internet safety information for adults.
Title: U.S. Department of Education
Description: This site contains Internet safety and technology education information for parents and teachers.
Title: Virtual Global Taskforce (VGT)
Description: The Virtual Global Taskforce (VGT) is an international alliance of law-enforcement agencies working together to make the Internet a safer place. Membership is currently comprised of the Australian High Tech Crime Centre, the National Crime Squad for England and Wales, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and Interpol. The mission of the Virtual Global Taskforce is to make the Internet a safer place; to identify, locate, and help children at risk; and to hold perpetrators accountable. The web site acts as a gateway to a wide range of information on how to use the Internet safely and links to a range of support agencies that can advise and support victims of abuse.
Description: This site contains Internet safety information for children, parents, teachers, and officials. It provides links to child-friendly and other Internet safety sites as well as fun games and activities.
Reprinted with the permission of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. © 2008 National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. All rights reserved.
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