Internet Safety for Kids & Teens

Chapter 7: Educational Resources on Internet Safety for Parents & Teachers

Educational Resources

Although we’ve already given you a lot of tips and other information to consider, we’re not done yet. Below, you’ll find a list of additional resources that you can use to educate yourself and your kids about how to stay safe online.

The Cyberbullying Research Center is a comprehensive resource of information regarding cyberbullying. Here, you’ll find research, resources, and even information about pertinent laws. This organization also offers opportunities for virtual presentations on cyberbullying for K-12 students, parents, teachers, and law enforcement.

This website provides useful information on what bullying and cyberbullying are, signs to help you identify both types of situations, and how to stop them. It also includes some great tips for teachers.

Protecting Your Kids

This FBI resource has advice and information that can help you to protect your kids and teens both online and offline.

FBI website - Scams And Safety

Girl Scouts

Believe it or not, but the Girls Scouts organization has been breaking a lot of barriers in recent years regarding cybersecurity education for girls. They’ve partnered with Palo Alto Networks, AT&T, Dell and Raytheon to educate their kid and teenage members and enable them to achieve STEM and Cybersecurity badges.

Internet Matters

This internet safety resource offers free downloadable e-Safety leaflets and resources.

Safe Online Surfing

This FBI site offers information for teachers and students. It includes fun interactive games for kids grades 3-8 that encourage learning online safety best practices. It also has a link to an accompanying downloadable teacher’s guide.

Safe Online Surfing

Common Sense Education

This educational website offers resources for parents, educators and advocates alike. One such example is their list of 23 age-appropriate lesson plans for K-12 teachers who want to help their kids and teens learn about internet safety. Another great example is their YouTube channel, which features videos of kids and teens talking about online dangers.

Common Sense Education

Sex Offender Registry Websites

This FBI resource includes links to the sex offender public websites for each of the 50 U.S. states, Native American tribes, the District of Columbia, Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The websites provide the ability to search for specific names or addresses to see what sexual offenders may live nearby. For example, here is a screenshot taken from the search function of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s Sexual Offenders and Predators Search website.

Image of a map with houses

Explore each of the topics below to glean both expert advice
and tips for how to talk to your kids and students