As an ever increasing population across the world is going online every year, cyber security has become a cause of primary concern.
Internet safety is important for everyone, however for kids, cyber security is more important because of the vast access to unrestricted content. Kids also get involved in different activities like gaming and hobby activities which may be carefully interfering with the innocent minds.
Concerns like cyber bullying, cyber stalking, cyber blackmailing are especially more effective against children and a gradual increase has been noticed in such instances of cyber crimes targeted against kids.
The following websites are some of the best resources that can be used to introduce kids to some of the cyber safety tips they need to be careful about when they’re spending time on the Internet. Most of them include self-paced learning, videos, games and quizzes and parents/teachers much encourage students to make use of these resources to get the best web experience without any fear.
Explore topics such as cyberbullying and online solicitation with our free collection of online videos. Through animation and real-life stories, NetSmartz can help you empower the people in your community to make safer decisions online.
NetSmartz believes that an informed community is a safer community. Print and distribute this free collection of tip sheets to help spread Internet safety messages in your area.
Find age-appropriate classroom based lessons for a wide range of internet safety topics.
SafeKids.com is one of the oldest and most enduring sites for Internet safety. It offers various solutions for imparting internet safety fundamentals to children.
- Child Safety on the Information Highway
- Child Safe Search
- Family Contract for Online Safety
- Online Safety Quiz (for pre-teens)
- Talk with your Kids About Being Safer Online (updated 2011)
- ConnectSafely parents’ guides
- ConnectSafely educator guides
Provides different learning aids for teaches and students to effectively learn cyber security.
Teachers – Register by visiting the Teacher Sign-Up page. Then click the Teachers link, read the instructions, and download the step-by-step guide.
Students – Click the Students link and read the instructions. Then visit the island for your grade level, complete all of the games, and click the surfboard to take the test.
The Web Wise Kids mission is to teach kids, parents and the community the value of making safe and wise choices in a technologically evolving world. We do this by creating and distributing interactive content through the same media in which kids and adults live their lives.
Our programs assist youth to confidently manage cyber security issues like sexting, bullying, piracy, fraud, online romances, cyber stalking, and other online hazards. We take a “hands-on, minds-on” approach to education by offering challenging and realistic digital games that have been specially designed to assist young people to evaluate their online activities and experiences, and take appropriate actions to stay safe online. Simulations that demonstrate the importance of digital citizenship and allow students the opportunity to witness the consequences of poor online choices are an integral component of all our programs.
In this game, designed for ages 8-10, the CyberPigs play on their favourite website and encounter marketing ploys, spam and a close encounter with a not-too-friendly wolf.
The purpose of the game is to teach kids how to spot online marketing strategies, protect their personal information and avoid online predators thus learning the essentials of cyber security.
The accompanying Teacher’s Guide explains how to play the game, gives background information on the issues of online marketing, spam and children’s privacy and provides activities and handouts for classroom use.
By working your way through this web site and taking part in the exciting challenges and activities, you will learn all about the Internet. Good luck!
It categorizes learning about the internet in various categories:
- The beginning
- Getting Started Online
- Staying Safe
- Using your browser
- Searching Online
- Trying Top Tricks
- The Challenge
7. Think U Know
Visit it now to help kids learn to stay safe while using email, chat areas, mobiles and other new technologies.
Helping you make safer choices online with videos related to cyberbullying, gaming, meeting offline.
These videos clearly explain and make it easier for the kids to understand the risks if internet is not used with safety precautions. Also there are quizzes to find out if kids have learned the basics well.