Tags: online child safety, organizations
As cyberbullying, sexting and other dangers of online life increasingly become a cause for concern for parents, educators, and law enforcement officials, many dedicated organizations have been established with the aim of educating and providing resources for the public. New ones are established all the time.
We’ve collected a list of the leading organizations and government initiatives, for your convenience. It is by no means a comprehensive list, and there are many additional organizations out there, all doing a lot of outstanding work.
||Childnet International’s mission is to work in partnership with others around the world to help make the Internet a great and safe place for children.
||KidsSmart educational website, for parents and kids, information about Childnet, news, projects, general safety advice for parents, young people and teachers, links and other information.
||Information for parents, teens, educators, advocates about the Social web and safe, civil use of Web 2.0.
||News, safety tips and advice, forum, videos.
||Resources for youth who have questions about or have been targeted by online harassment. The website was created by Internet Solutions for Kids, Inc with funding from the Community Technology Foundation of California.
||Information about cyberbullying for youth: what it is, who does it, what to do, and a forum for sharing stories.
||Information, examples, what can be done, facts and figures and other resources about cyberbullying.
||From the home of www.bullying.org a comprehensive resource about all aspects of bullying.
|Cyberbullying Research Center
||Information and research about the nature, extent, causes, and consequences of cyberbullying among adolescents.
||News, tips, blog, events, research, publications, presentations, resources, videos.
||Developed by the Australian Communications and Media Authority, Cybersmart is part of the Australian Government’s cybersafety program.
||Activities, resources and practical advice for young kids, kids, teens and parents as well as training and resources for schools and materials for library staff.
|Enough is Enough
||A non-partisan, non-profit organization established in 1994 aiming to make the Internet safer for children and families. Since then, EIE has pioneered and led the effort to confront online pornography, child pornography, child stalking and sexual predation with innovative initiatives and effective communications.
||Information about Internet safety and dangers, Internet 101 safety educational program and materials, links to resources on the web.
|FOSI – Family Online Safety Institute
||An International, non-profit membership organization that identifies and promotes best practice, tools and methods in the field of online safety, through the development of public policy, technology, education and special events.
||Information about the organization, membership, upcoming events, resources for parents and professionals, news.
|Get Safe Online
||Sponsored by the UK Government, Microsoft and several other organizations, as part of a national campaign.
||Information on protecting your computer and staying safe online, tips, videos, guides, etc.
||A public service by Internet industry corporations and public interest organizations to help ensure that Internet users have safe, constructive, and educational or entertaining online experiences.
||Blog, tutorials on internet safety, glossary of internet terms, FAQs, safety guide, tools, web sites for kids, information about fighting spam.
|I Keep Safe Internet Keep Safe Coalition
||The Internet Keep Safe Coalition is a partnership of governors and/or first spouses, attorneys general, public health and educational professionals, law enforcement, and industry leaders working together for the health and safety of youth online.
||Resources for parents, activities and information for kids, resources for educators -from elementary through high school aged kids , videos, and an online store for purchasing brochures, flyers, books, specialty items and more.
|ICAC - Internet Crimes Against Children
||The ICAC Task Force Program was created to help State and local law enforcement agencies enhance their investigative response to offenders who use the Internet, online communication systems, or other computer technology to sexually exploit children. The program is currently composed of 61 regional Task Force agencies and is funded by the United States Office Of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
||Resources and information about training programs.
||A European network of Awareness Centers promoting safe, responsible use of the Internet and mobile devices to young people.
||Blog, events, information for children, parents and teachers, National Awareness Centers, hotlines, report illegal content.
|Internet Solutions for Kids
||A non-profit research organization in the US centered on understanding the impact on and opportunities for adolescent health represented by new technologies.
||News, Publications such as: “Child and Adolescent Internet Use and Health”, information about projects, presentations, and additional information for parents.
||i-SAFE Inc. a U.S. Congress endorsed non-profit foundation dedicated to online child safety. i-SAFE incorporates classroom curriculum with community outreach to empower students, teachers, parents, law enforcement, and adults.
||Information for kids and teens, educators, parents and law enforcement. Training modules.
|LMK Life Online
||Created by Girl Scouts of the USA and Microsoft Windows to empower young people so they can educate others on the reality of being a teen online and help adults understand the real issues that affect teens every day.
||Information mostly for teens (and some for parents) about the following online safety topics: social networking, online sexual predators, cyber security, cyber bullying, and mobile devices. LMK stands for Let Me Know.
||An independent non-profit organization in New Zealand that promotes confident, safe, and responsible use of Cyberspace.
||Net basics, a parent’s guide to cyberbullying, information about cyberbullying for young people, parents and teachers, research and development, and more.
||An interactive, educational safety resource from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) and Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) for children aged 5 to 17, parents, guardians, educators, and law enforcement that uses age-appropriate, 3-D activities to teach children how to stay safer on the Internet.
||Presentations, activities, links and information for parents, educators, law enforcement, teens and kids.
||A program that was formed to assist parents in protecting their children from pornography and other dangers on the Internet. Religious orientation.
||Tutorials and resources for parents and Pastors, news.
||One of the oldest and most enduring sites for Internet safety. Created by known internet safety advocate, Larry Magid.
||Safety advice, tools and tips.
||A secure, parent-trusted online network that aims to bring a high level of security, identity and enrichment to online social networking, SafeWave promotes the development of a free safe, enriching Internet experience for children aged 5 through 18.
SafeWave is rooted in community involvement.
||Sign up for a free, safe, secure, age appropriate network for children that includes educational games and activities, information, and links to educational materials.
|Stay Safe Online
||The National Cyber Security Alliance’s Website. Content on the Website is developed in cooperation with government, industry, non-profit and education partners.
||Educational materials, information for home users on protecting their computers and their children, cyber security practices, videos, self assessment quiz, and additional information.
||Created by the Illinois Attorney General, to promote Internet Safety.
||Information for kids & teens, parents, and educators about cyberbullying, cyberbullying quiz, news & events, FAQs, and basic Internet terms.
||Operated by Wired Safety, this specific website is intended for kids between the ages of 7 and 17 and is dedicated to cyber bullying.
||Information about cyberbullying, prevention, taking action for kids in the following age groups: 7-1o, 11-13, 14-17
||Site is maintained by a group of 13 to 18 year old volunteers specially trained in all aspects of online safety, privacy and security. The Teenangels run unique programs in schools to spread the word about responsible and safe surfing to other teens and younger kids, parents, and teachers. Sponsored by Wired Safety.
||Information on becoming a teenangel and their activities, information about various internet safety issues such as cyberbullying and social networks, information for parents, schools, events and more.
|The Center for Safe and Responsible Internet Use (CSRIU)
||Research and outreach services for parents, educators, librarians, policy-makers, and others regarding effective strategies to assist young people in gaining the knowledge, skills, motivation, and self-control to use the Internet and other information technologies in a safe and responsible manner.
||Reports and articles, resources and information for education professionals, blog by internet safety expert Nancy Willard, director of the center.
||A nonprofit organization committed to preventing online child victimization by providing innovative and effective tools to assist youth to stay safe online. Web Wise Kids aims to create a safer, friendlier internet experience, coupled with involvement of community, youth leaders and parents.
||Interactive simulations based on real-life criminal cases designed specifically for use with young people in classrooms and computer labs scenarios (for purchase) as well as Internet safety tips for kids, teens and parents, videos, resources.
||Led by Internet privacy and security lawyer, Dr. Parry Aftab, Wired Safety claims to be “the world's largest Internet safety, help and education resource”. Wired safety also operates Teenangels, Tweenangels, WiredKids, CyberLawEnforcement and StopCyberbullying.
||Information and resource for kids, tweens and teens, parents, educators and law enforcement, FAQs, self help presentations for youth and adults, newsletter, surveys and polls.
||A nonprofit company, founded in 2002, provides training programs and consultancy in New Media, Internet and Mobile Technologies, Internet Proficiency, Literacy and Safety.
||Resources, links, tips and activities for young people, parents, communities, educators and businesses.
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