Internet Safety for the Whole Family


I gave a presentation to parents at a local middle school last night about Internet safety. One of the things I left them with was a collection of useful links and online references for parents, teachers, and students. This seemed like a pretty useful list when I was done with it so I decided to post it here as well. There are lots more good sites of course but I had limited space. I hope people find these useful.


Internet Safety programs


· staysafeonline.org


· www.getnetwise.org


· http://www.missingkids.com/cybertip/


· Microsoft Internet Safety Site – http://www.microsoft.com/protect/default.mspx


Phishing Scam and Internet Hoax Information


· Recognize phishing scams and fraudulent e-mails http://www.microsoft.com/protect/yourself/phishing/identify.mspx


· Search for information on Internet hoaxes http://www.snopes.com/


· Phishing Phil – an online game for learning about Phishing – http://cups.cs.cmu.edu/antiphishing_phil/


Game Console Safety Information


· Microsoft Xbox 360 Information http://www.microsoft.com/protect/products/family/Xbox360family.mspx


· Nintendo Console Information http://www.nintendo.com/consumer/systems/wii/en_na/settingsParentalControls.jsp


· Sony Playstation Information http://www.us.playstation.com/SCEARegionalOnlineManual/hardware/parental_control.html


· Entertainment Software Rating Board www.esrb.org


Windows Parental Controls


· Windows Vista http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-vista/features/parental-controls.aspx


· Windows XP http://www.windows-help-central.com/parental-controls-in-windows-xp.html


Credit Reporting Companies


· http://www.equifax.com/home/


· http://www.transunion.com/


· http://www.experian.com/


Miscellaneous


· Video on Cyber bullying http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=7587383


· Information about strong passwords http://www.microsoft.com/protect/yourself/password/create.mspx




Comments (3)

  1. brian says:

    thanks for all the great resources

  2. It’s a minor point but in regards to keeping your email private, the information posted here is good for folks to know:

    http://learntousebcc.blogspot.com/2008/12/public-service-announcement-regarding.html

  3. Alfred, your blog is always so informative.  Thanks for sharing so much useful information! (I have ripped off so many ideas from you–keep them coming!)