For Families and Children

Keeping Kids and Families Safe Online

Compiled by Yev Avidon, CISSP, Tribune Technology, Education Director ISSA-LA

  • A Teen Tries to Balance Her Love of Her Cell Phone, Technology and Social Media With the Needs of School and a Balanced Life — Parents need to take an active role in imparting security precautions to their kids, as cell phones have become a crucial extension of their social lives.
  • — is the federal government’s website to help you be safe, secure and responsible online.
  • — Peace of Mind For Families Online ™. Our Vision: To see generations of the world’s children grow up safely using technology and the Internet.
  • — ConnectSafely is for parents, teens, educators, advocates – everyone engaged in and interested in the impact of the social Web.
  • — NetSmartz Workshop is an interactive, educational program of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® (NCMEC) that provides age-appropriate resources to help teach children how to be safer on- and offline. The program is designed for children ages 5-17, parents and guardians, educators, and law enforcement. With resources such as videos, games, activity cards, and presentations, NetSmartz entertains while it educates.
  • — GetNetWise is a public service brought to you by Internet industry corporations and public interest organizations to help ensure that Internet users have safe, constructive, and educational or entertaining online experiences. The GetNetWise coalition wants Internet users to be just “one click away” from the resources they need to make informed decisions about their and their family’s use of the Internet.
  • — Educational website of the National Cyber Security Alliance, with resources for staying safe at home, in the classroom, and at work.
  • — is a US charity operating through its volunteers worldwide. It is the largest and oldest online safety, education, and help group in the world. Originating in 1995 as a group of volunteers rating websites, it now provides one-to-one help, extensive information, and education to cyberspace users of all ages on a myriad of Internet and interactive technology safety, privacy and security issues.
  • — Cyberbully411 is an effort to provide resources for youth who have questions about or have been targeted by online harassment. The website was created by Internet Solutions for Kids, Inc with funding from the Community Technology Foundation of California.
  • — As a public service for parents, educators, and everyone interested in young people’s use of technology, NetFamilyNews is the “community newspaper” of a vital interest community. Founded in 1999, it has become the journal-of-record on all aspects of youth and technology, serving readers in more than 50 countries. NetFamilyNews is based on the premise that informed, engaged parenting is essential to kids’ constructive use of technology.