Internet Safety: Communication

Communication on the internet can be an educational and enjoyable form of socialization. However, just like in the real world, exchanging information in online conversations like chat and email can be potentially dangerous. The following links provide information for educators, parents, and students about smart and safe internet communication:

Links for Students

The following links are for students: 

Know the Rules Before You Use the Tools 
A student guide to Project Share

OnGuard Online 
Social networking tips for teens and tweens

Pew Internet
Various reports on Internet use, including a report on teens and social networking 
Safety information on various forms of internet communication

Stay Safe Online 
Tips for staying safe while using social networking sites

Information for teens on chat and email use

Information for tweens on cybersafety, safe gaming, cell phones, privacy, cyberbullying, and online safety and responsibility

Links for Parents

The following links are for parents: 

A Parents' Guide to Facebook 
Information on how to optimize privacy and safety on Facebook. 

Common Sense Media 
Information on media and technology

Norton - Family Resources 
Family resources on internet safety

General Links

The following are general links: 

Guidelines for chat and email 
Information on youth safety and social media

Information and reviews on hosting companies


Contact Information

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