Internet Safety Websites
Bark-O-Matic – The Internet’s First Resource for Parental Controls – I used this recently and was greatly pleased with all the suggestions about how to set up and secure all my electronic devices for my family. https://bark-o-matic.com/
Net Nanny is the secular award-winning internet convivial software that protects your family from pornography, online predators, cyberbullies and much more. Net Nanny uses proprietary technology to categorize content in real time. It smartly determines what is harmful based on your settings and protects your child, sends you reports and even texts to alert you of danger.
Imagine getting a report of the websites your kids visit, the search terms they use, and the YouTube videos they watch. Imagine protecting them online with a filter that’s tailored to their needs and blocks the Internet completely at certain times a day. Imagine that protection following you and your family on all the computers, smartphones, and tablets you use.
Internet/Social Media Lingo Website – Do you ever find that your child is speaking a different language on their cell phone or out loud?
Here is a great resource that talks about all the internet/social media lingo that is out there: Website is https://www.netlingo.com/acronyms.php
Internet Matters – https://www.internetmatters.org/ – This website helps parents keep children safe online.
Who they are: With the support of our industry partners BT, Sky, TalkTalk, Virgin, Sky, Google and BBC to name a few and the help of leading child online safety experts, we’re able to offer you the best advice and information available on tackling online safety issues.
Parental Controls for Apple Devices: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201304
Parental Controls for Android Devices: https://families.google.com/familylink/
Other Sources for Parents:
https://internetsafety101.org/parentsguidetosocialmedia – Internet Safety 101SM is a multi-media Internet safety resource designed to educate, equip and empower parents, educators and other adults with the knowledge and resources needed to protect children from Internet dangers including pornography, predators, cyberbullies and threats related to online gaming, social networking and mobile devices.
https://www.commonsensemedia.org/ – Common Sense has been the leading source of entertainment and technology recommendations for families and schools. Every day, millions of parents and educators trust Common Sense reviews and advice to help them navigate the digital world with their kids. Together with policymakers, industry leaders, and global media partners, we’re building a digital world that works better for all kids, their families, and their communities.
https://www.bestvpn.com/guides/internet-safety/ – ProPrivacy is the leading resource for digital freedom. Founded in 2013, the site’s mission is to help users around the world reclaim their right to privacy through research, reviews, knowledge-sharing, investigations and direct action.
https://fios.verizon.com/beacon/internet-safety-guide/ – Internet Safety Guide for children
Use Screen Time to Set Restrictions and Parental Controls on iPhone, iPad, and Mac – The Mac Security Blog (intego.com) – Set Restrictions & Parental Controls on iPhone, iPad, and Mac
Visit the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Website https://www.education.pa.gov/ – they type into the search Bullying Prevention.
PA Bullying Prevention Consultation Line – 1-866-716-0424
https://www.niot.org/nios – Not In Our Town is a movement to stop hate, address bullying, and build safe inclusive communities for all.