Internet Safety Tips and Information for Parents

Common Sense Media (CSM) is a non-profit education and advocacy organization, promoting safe technology and media for children since 2003. CSM's web site includes reviews and recommendations for Movies/TV, Books, and Apps/Games. CSM has been a recognized resource for parents, teachers, and other advocates for the digital well-being for kids everywhere.

Many of their resources for parents are linked below. You can also search CMS's site for reviews of products and services not listed here.

Common Sense Media - Parent's Ultimate Guides to:

Common Sense Media's blog is organized into posts concerning internet safety for parents of children of various age groups:

Other Resources for Internet Safety

Explore these other resources for keeping children safe online:

NetSmartz is NCMEC's online safety education program. It provides age-appropriate videos and activities to help teach children be safer online with the goal of helping children to become more aware of potential online risks and empowering them to help prevent victimization by making safer choices on- and offline.

Since 1998, NCMEC has operated the CyberTipline, a place where the public and electronic service providers can report suspected online and offline child sexual exploitation.

"The Internet was not designed with children's safety in mind!"

The Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children was launched in July 2016 by the UN Secretary-General. Today, the End Violence Partnership is the only global entity focused solely on Sustainable Development Goal 16.2: ending all forms of violence against children.

Tips and resources from the United State Department of Justice

The opportunities kids have to socialize online come with benefits and risks. Adults can help reduce the risks by talking to kids about making safe and responsible decisions.

Resources on several topics (cyberbullying, social media, texting, and more) from the FTC

"With the whole family home and screen time on the rise, take a moment to set some rules."

Guidance from Consumer Reports