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Internet Safety

Colorado Attorney General's Safe Surfing Initiative
  • The Attorney General's Safe Surfing Initiative helps give parents the tools they need to protect their children from predators and inappropriate content online. Please use the resources on this site to help educate yourself and your children on Internet safety.
  • ConnectSafely is for parents, teens, educators, advocates - everyone engaged in and interested in the impact of the social Web.
  • ConnectSafely also has all kinds of social-media safety tips for teens and parents, the latest youth-tech news, and many other resources.
  • Parents' Guides for Social Media Sites 
  • ConnectSafely.org is a project of Tech Parenting Group, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization based in Palo Alto, Calif., and Salt Lake City, Utah. The forum is co-directed by Larry Magid of SafeKids.com and Anne Collier of NetFamilyNews.org, co-authors of MySpace Unraveled: What It Is and How to Use It Safely. (Peachpit Press, Berkeley, Calif., July 2006).
Cyberbullying en Español
  • Posted May 2012.
  • Radio program on EDUCARadio from Denver Public Schools to provide information to Spanish speaking students and parents.
Cyberbullying Research Center
  • Provides cyberbullying research, stories, cases, downloads, fact sheets, online quizzes, tips and strategies, news headlines, a blog, and a number of other helpful resources on their comprehensive public service web site.
  • Report Cyberbullying or inappropriate conduct to social media sites, search engines, cell phone providers, internet providers, and internet games.
  • Resources for Parents 
Cyber-Safety Action Guide
  • Created by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL)
  • Click the links for various online companies and social media sites to learn their general hate speech policies, cyberbullying/ harassment policies, and how to report hate speech, cyberbullying, and harassment.
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Cyber Crime
  • This website includes information about cyber threats and scams, along with how to avoid common threats. There is also information about how to protect your computer and how to report a cyber crime incident.
Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Consumer Privacy and Identity Information
  • The FTC is the nation’s consumer protection agency. The FTC works to prevent fraudulent, deceptive and unfair business practices in the marketplace. This website contains information on computer security, kids' online safety, protecting your identity, and repairing identity theft.
  • Safeguarding Your Child's Future | en Español
    • Child identity theft happens when someone uses a minor’s personal information to commit fraud. A thief may steal and use a child’s information to get a job, government benefits, medical care, utilities, car loans, or a mortgage. Avoiding, discovering, and undoing the damage resulting from the theft of a child’s identity can be a challenge.
    • Published in May 2012.
Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3)
Internet Safety 101
  • Supported by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) this information is produced by Enough Is Enough (EIE), a non-partisan, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, emerged in 1994 as the national leader on the front lines 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.
  • i-SAFE is a non-profit foundation whose mission is to educate and empower youth to make their Internet experiences safe and responsible. The goal is to educate students on how to avoid dangerous, inappropriate, or unlawful online behavior.
McGruff Safe Guard - National Crime Prevention Council
  • Help keep our children safe on-line, click here to download your free Internet safety software.
Mobile Apps for Kids: Disclosures Still Not Making the Grade
  • This report released in December 2012 by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) finds that many of today's most popular mobile applications for children are collecting personal information from those young technology users and sharing it with advertisers and other third parties without their parents' knowledge or consent.
NEW Net Cetera: Chatting With Kids About Being Online
  • Updated in January 2014 by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and with partnership with many governmental agencies, this guide for parents offers practical tips to help their children navigate the online world.
  • Visit the On Guard Online site
  • Information for Parents
  • The Netsmartz Workshop is 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 safe on the Internet. The NetSmartz Workshop was made possible via a public-private partnership with the United States Congress, United States Department if Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, and Boy & Girls Clubs of America.
Ready.gov Cyber Attack
  • Ready.gov provides information about how to avoid and prevent cyber attacks, as well as how to respond during and after an attack.
Sexting Brochures from Colorado
StopBullying.Gov | en Español
  • This official website of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services contains valuable resources about bullying awareness, prevention and intervention for kids and adults.
  • Cyberbullying 
  • StopBullying Blog 
U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT)
  • The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) leads efforts to improve the nation's cybersecurity posture, coordinate cyber information sharing, and proactively manage cyber risks to the Nation while protecting the constitutional rights of Americans.
  • Visit this site to learn about cyber threats and security. Current alerts and bulletins provide information about security activity and issues.
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