Many people, including children, have been confronted with material that is disturbing or inappropriate while using the internet or other forms of digital media. Parents can greatly minimize the chances that their children will be victimized by educating children about both the benefits and dangers of "cyberspace".

Social Networking

Social networking refers to online communities of people who are socializing with each other via a particular website. Most of the social networks on the Web are public, allowing anyone to join. Social networking is a popular way to connect socially or professionally with other people. Examples: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, blogs

Internet Safety Education

The following websites provide general information about internet and digital media safety.

Cyber Safety Video and Information from Microsoft

Family Contracts

Creating contracts for both parents and children is an important part of internet safety. The following links provide examples of contracts and ideas to help create your own
family contract.