I have compiled the following list of resources for the Trinity School Parent Community in alignment with the Internet Safety Parent Seminar that I facilitated in the 2008-2009 school year. Included you will find direct links to the most informative and valuable online Internet Safety Resources I have found throughout my extensive research on the topic. If you have any questions about the seminar, the resources below or the topic of Internet Safety, please feel free to contact me.

Top Resources for Parents & Educators

  • 2009 NetSmartz Internet Safety Parent Presentation http://www.netsmartz.org/Presentations/
    Parents may request to download the 2009 NetSmartz Internet Safety Presentation: Parents/Communities that was shown during the Trinity School Internet Safety Seminar by completing this form. The presentation is FREE for all interested, but due to it's large file size is not available for viewing online.

    • REAL LIFE STORIES VIDEO: "TRACKING THERESA" - How hard is it to target kids online?


  • CommonSense Media http://www.commonsensemedia.org
    Common Sense Media is dedicated to improving the media and entertainment lives of kids and families.We exist because media and entertainment profoundly impact the social, emotional, and physical development of our nation's children. As a non-partisan, not-for-profit organization, we provide trustworthy information and tools, as well as an independent forum, so that families can have a choice and a voice about the media they consume.

Safe Websites and Search Tools for Kids

Finding content on the Internet that is educational, entertaining, and appropriate for kids is one of the most important things a parent can do. Bookmark appropriate websites for your kids by searching one of these sites first:

Internet Filtering and Monitoring Software


Internet Safety Guides


Internet Safety Online Resources

  • NetSmartzhttp://www.netsmartz.org/
    NetSmartz® is an interactive, educational safety resource from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® and Boys & Girls Clubs of America for children (ages 5-17), parents, guardians, educators, and law enforcement that uses age-appropriate, 3-D activities to teach children how to stay safer on the Internet. The NetSmartz Workshop can be accessed at www.NetSmartz.org and www.NetSmartzKids.org. The NetSmartz Workshop was made possible via a public-private partnership with the United States Congress, United States Department of Justice's Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, and Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
  • NetSmartz Kidshttp://www.netsmartzkids.org/indexFL.htm
    Through games and activities, this site helps kids understand how to stay safe online, especially when communicating via instant messaging and social networking sites.
  • Club UYNhttp://clubuyn.netsmartzkids.org/
    Club UYN®, the free NetSmartz Kids fan club, offers you one more opportunity to engage your children with activities that will help them learn about being safer both on-and offline. As members of Club UYN your child will have the opportunity to play games, watch animated videos, and download crafts and activities. They can also send in their fan work – poems, pictures, stories, and safety tips to be posted on Club UYN's website.
  • iSafe.orghttp://www.isafe.org
    i-SAFE Inc. is the worldwide leader in Internet safety education. Founded in 1998 and endorsed by the U.S. Congress, 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. Please join us today in the fight to safeguard our children’s online experience.
  • Wired Safetyhttp://www.wiredsafety.org
    WiredSafety provides help, information and education to Internet and mobile device users of all ages. We help victims of cyberabuse ranging from online fraud, cyberstalking and child safety, to hacking and malicious code attacks. We also help parents with issues, such as MySpace and cyberbullying.
  • CTAP4http://www.ctap4.org/cybersafety/
    The California Technology Assistance Project (CTAP)
    has created an INCREDIBLE resource for students, parents, and educators on the important topic of the awareness of CyberSafety (http://www.ctap4.org/cybersafety/). In addition, CTAP4 has created a downloadable PowerPoint presentation which links to what is perceived as one of the best cyber safety resources and contains video clips that support and teach the issues.
  • iKeepSafehttp://www.ikeepsafe.org/
    The Internet Keep Safe Coalition group teaches basic rules of Internet safety to children and parents, reaching them online and in school. The iKeepSafe.org website teaches children to safely navigate the Internet through a virtual playground, Faux Paw's adventures in storybooks, an animated video download, and educational games. Educational materials, including worksheets and tests, are also available for parents and educators.
  • CyberSmart!http://www.cybersmart.org/
    The CyberSmart! School Program develops curricula and training programs for professional development designed to help educators empower students to take full advantage of computers and the Internet. The site contains Internet safety information for students, parents, and educators, and includes lesson plans, activity sheets, downloadable posters, and safety tips.
  • Family Education Networkhttp://www.familyeducation.com
    Visit this site to learn more about blocking, filtering, monitoring and tracking software. This site also offers games, quizzes, and articles especially for kids and teens.
  • Childnet's Kidsmarthttp://www.kidsmart.org.uk/
    Kidsmart is an award winning practical internet safety program website for schools, young people, parents, and agencies, produced by the children's internet charity Childnet International.
  • Yahoo! Safely http://safely.yahoo.com
    Yahoo! Safely is a guide for parents on how to protect their children across Yahoo! and the Internet. Please visit http://safely.yahoo.com/ and read the “Parent Guides.”
  • CommonSense Media http://www.commonsensemedia.org
    Common Sense Media is dedicated to improving the media and entertainment lives of kids and families.We exist because media and entertainment profoundly impact the social, emotional, and physical development of our nation's children. As a non-partisan, not-for-profit organization, we provide trustworthy information and tools, as well as an independent forum, so that families can have a choice and a voice about the media they consume.