Websites to Help Keep our Children Safer Online
- INOBTR “I Know Better” is Missouri's public awareness initiative to help keep children safe online.
- Cybertipline.com - (1-800-THE-LOST) The 911 of the Internet, the resource to report cybercrimes.
- iKeepSafe.org uses an animated icon/mascot named Faux Paw the Techno Cat to teach children and parents the importance of protecting personal information and avoiding inappropriate places on the Internet.
- NetSmartz is the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children’s (NCMEC) Internet Safety Resource and education program targeting children K-12, parents and educators.
- Project Safe Childhood (PSC) is a nationwide Department of Justice initiative designed to protect children from online exploitation and abuse.
- Web Wise Kids (WWK) is a non-profit organization specializing in providing easy to use, school approved Internet safety education for youth ages 11 – 16.
- Net Safe Teens - a website with games, videos, quizzes and comics that apply to using the Internet wisely. It's a fun, safe way to introduce Digital Citizenship to teens and pre-teens.
- Facebook Data Use Policy – How to Set Your Privacy Settings
Examples of Perpetrators Who Used Technology to Coerce, Deceive and Victimize Missouri Teens
- Teen and tween willingness to engage with nearly anyone on social media leaves them prone to predators
- Man indicted for enticing missing Springfield teen for sex
- Missouri Man Pleads Guilty In Rhode Island To Federal Sex Trafficking Charges
Do you know Net Lingo?
Do you recognize IM phrases such as, Want 2 meet f2f? TTYL! P911! or PAW? Get familiar with “net lingo” and know what your kids are typing.