Digital Citizenship Resources
Net Cetera:  Chatting with Kids about Being Online OnGuard Online provides practical tips from the Federal Government and the technology community to help you guard against Internet fraud, secure your computers and protect your privacy.  Order free booklets and bookmarks.

NetSmartz Workshop
Keeping Kids and Teens Safer on the Internet

The Federal Bureau of Investigation - FBI has general resources for safety, along with contacts for FBI offices in your state. There is also an FBI SOS site that provides games and scenarios related to online safety.

National Center for Missing and Exploited Kids
This site is all about child safety. Along with lots of tips on keeping children safe, this is also where you can report sightings of missing children, child abuse, or other crimes against kids.

Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media is a non-partisan, nonprofit resource that helps families and educators teach kids how to be safe and smart in today's media-driven world. Common Sense Schools provides materials to engage parents and teachers in an interactive dialogue about media and technology. They have a full Pre-K-12 Scope and Sequence Curriculum on Digital Citizenship that is free for anyone to use.

How to Spot Fake News
Article from Common Sense Media on how to help kids spot "fake news" and tell the difference between fact, satire, and fiction can be found here.

Cyberbullying Research Center
The Cyberbullying Research Center is a one-stop shop for great information on cyberbullying, including tip sheets, prevention strategies, policies, and the latest news on cyberbullying. Visit

Cyber Safety Guide - Australia. This is an informational site for parents and kids relating to Internet Safety created by the Open Colleges organization in Australia.  

Digital Footprint
What is the impact of your Digital Footprint. Take this quiz and think about it.

Family guide to making the Internet and technology fun, safe and productive  Educational site created by the U.S. Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies.


Stop Bullying National website created for students, teachers, and parents by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

That's Not Cool
Collaboration website from Futures Without Violence, the Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women, and the Advertising Council.

Edutopia Digital Citizenship Resource Roundup
The George Lucas Education Foundation funds Edutopia, a nonprofit resource organization relating to technology and innovation in education. See their Digital Citizenship Resource Round Up at  

Cable in the Classroom
A "wholistic and positive approach" to digital safety, providing free online resources.

Teaching Internet Safety to Elementary Students This article from Edutopia provides a sample lesson plan for teaching Internet Safety to Elementary Students.

Project-Based Learning Ideas for Teaching Digital Citizenship
This article from Edutopia provides some ideas for constructing project-based learning assignments around digital citizenship topics.

Five Minute Film Festival on Copyright and Fair Use for Educators From Edutopia - a collection of short videos discussing copyright and fair use.

Additional Sites

McGruff's Child Safety Center

AT&T Free Workbook - Kids' Internet Guide

Consumer Awareness The Consumer's Voice "Guide to Consumer Awareness" web page includes resources on consumer safety, complaints, and other information to help consumers protect their privacy and rights when conducting business on line. Visit for more information. Thanks very much to the K-12 student who forwarded this site to me as part of their work on a class project on Internet safety.

Coupon Safety
Article with links and tips for safeguarding your money when using online coupons.

Identity Theft This is a blog post from NetCredit which outlines the different ways identity theft can occur and includes additional sites with tips and information on how to avoid identity theft. This was contributed by a K-12 student who forwarded this site to me as part of their classwork on Internet Safety.

Atomic Learning Keeping Kids Safe Online Membership required

Digital Privacy and Security

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