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  Internet safety
  Online safety means many things to different people.  The Internet can be a dangerous place for children (and yes, even adults).  Due to the complex and ever-changing nature of the online world, we have broken-up this online safety heading into more manageable sub topics.

Computing | Chat | Pornography | Spam

Look Both Ways - Your parents taught you to look both ways before crossing the street. Now, learn the rules of the road and help protect your family online with Internet child-safety authority Linda Criddle. Using real-life examples, Linda teaches the simple steps you and your family can take to help identify and avoid Internet dangers and still enjoy your time online. Help protect your family and learn how to blog, instant message, and play games without inadvertently revealing personal information, talk about safe Internet practices with your family and more.
Look Both Ways: Help Protect Your Family on the Internet
Linda Criddle/Author
Microsoft Press
  Computer addiction - Learn 10 symptoms of online addiction.

American Library Association - has a listing of additional links for parents about safe surfing online resources.

Children Now - is an independent, nonpartisan research and action organization dedicated to assuring that children grow up in economically secure families, where parents can go to work confident that their children are supported by quality health coverage, a positive media environment, a good early education and safe, productive things to do after school.

Cyberangels - Formed in 1995 to do one thing, to help people who need help online. Whether you're being cyber-stalked, harassed or defrauded, find child pornography or cyberpredators.

Cyber Stalking - Report incidents of electronic harassment and cyberstalking or e-mail:

DIY SECURE - Every home relies on a computer for shopping, banking and maintaining financial records. Losing your data could be the most terrifying thing that will ever happen to you. See how DIY Secure can help you protect your data with automatic remote backups!

Federal Trade Commission - Report incidents of internet scams and consumer child exploitation to the FTC or phone: 1-877-FTC-HELP (382-4357)

IDENTITY THEFT - Imagine waking up tomorrow morning to discover that YOU no longer exist. Literally! Everything that was YOU is gone and worse yet, someone else is now masquerading as you. Identity theft can be prevented, read more...

Kim Komando's 10 Commandments for Kids Online

McGruff Internet Safety - A website has information, suggestions, freebies for kids, etc.

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children - monitors incidences of online child pornography. Report incidents of online child sexual exploitation here. Call them at: (800) 843-5678.

Net Smartz - The NetSmartz Workshop is an educational resource for children of all ages, parents and teachers on how to stay safer on the Internet.

SafetyEd International - Report incidents of electronic harassment and cyberstalking or e-mail:

Spam Cop - An easy way to complain to a spammer's service provider

The Guidance Channel™ - an educational publishing and media company whose mission is to provide children, students, parents, adults and professionals with timely and effective tools that help them or their clients make critical life choices.

TRUTH! or FICTION Check out rumors, inspirational stories, virus warnings, humorous tales, pleas for help, urban legends, prayer requests and calls to action to see if they are true or not.

Warning Signs - Our children are exposed to all kinds of threats to their well-being, personal safety and development. From school violence and sexual experimentation to drugs, gangs, online pornography, exploitative music and the list goes on and on. Their peers, the media and other outside influences challenge their resolve every day.

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Parenting With Dignity
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