Online Safety

  • Online Safety For Students

    While the Internet can be a fun, exciting, and informational learning tool, it can also be a dangerous place if someone is not careful. The following web sites provide families with the information necessary to stay safe while surfing the Internet.

    Internet Safety Education (iSafe)
    i-SAFE is a non-profit foundation dedicated to protecting the online experiences of youth everywhere. i-SAFE incorporates classroom curriculum with dynamic community outreach to empower students, teachers, parents, law enforcement, and concerned adults to make the Internet a safer place.

    CyberSmart offers a free K-8 curriculum empowering students to use the Internet responsibly and effectively.

    Keep Your Kids Safe Online
    Visit this site to view a large collection of resources for keeping kids safe online. Learn about cyber bullying, online scams, spyware, safe surfing, and good email practices.

    Michigan Children's Protection Agency
    The state of Michigan maintains a secure database of protected email addresses and other electronic contact points such as; fax numbers, mobile phone numbers, and instant messenger IDs. It allows Michigan's parents and schools to register electronic contact points that children may access. Once an address has been registered, senders of that messages that advertise/link to prohibited products (tobacco, gambling, pornography...) are required to remove the address from their mailing list.

    Netsmartz Workshop
    Sponsored by the National Center For Missing & Exploited Children, Netsmartz offers teachers, parents, and students real life stories, resources, and information on Internet safety.

    OnGuard Online
    Provides practical tips from the federal government and the technology industry to help you be on your guard against Internet fraud , secure your computer, and protect your personal information.

    A Safety Net for the Internet: A Parent's Guide
    This site, sponsored by the New York City Public Library, provides articles filled with suggestions for monitoring your child's internet use and keeping them safe while surfing the net.

    You Are Here
    This is a virtual mall, where you can play games, design ads, chat with customers and store owners, and much more. You'll learn how advertising affests you and you benefit when businesses compete. Learn how important it is to protect your personal information and how to spot scams. This virtual mall teaches key concepts that also be applied to the Internet.

    Michigan CSI and OK to Say Online Resources
    The Department of Attorney General has developed customized programs to protect children across the state: OK2SAY - Michigan’s student safety program and the Michigan Cyber Safety Initiative.