Keeping Kids Safe Online

Curriculum and Training Materials

CyberSmart!- free curriculum empowering students to use the Internet safely, responsibly and effectively. Grades K-8.
GetNetWise - a public service by Internet industry corporations and public interest organizations to help ensure that Internet users have safe, constructive, and educational online experiences. Focuses on safety, security, and privacy.
Cyber Security Awareness from USA Today Education Online - lessons to teach cyber security with emphasis on safety and ethics.
IKSlogo.gif - The Internet Keep Safe Coalition is a broad partnership of governors and/or first spouses, attorneys general, public health and educational professionals, law enforcement, and industry leaders working together for the health and safety of youth online. This site includes resources for kids, teachers, and parents.
See all of's videos on YouTube here.
iSAFE - a comprehensive program incorporating classroom curriculum with community outreach to empower students, teachers, parents, law enforcement, and concerned adults to make the Internet a safer place.
Michigan CSI- The Michigan Cyber Safety Initiative (Michigan CSI) is an Internet safety education program with customized presentations for K-8 students plus a community seminar. This program is an initiative of MI Attorney General Mike Cox.
NetSmartz - an interactive, educational safety resource from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children and Boys & Girls Clubs of America. It includes resources for children aged 5 to 17, parents, guardians, educators, and law enforcement. See all of NetSmartz's video on YouTube here.
Web Wise Kids - offers fun, challenging and interactive simulations based on real-life criminal cases. By addressing issues like piracy, fraud, online romances, bullying, social networking, blogging, cyber stalking, online predators, identity theft and more—these programs prepare young people to be their own first line of defense so they can safely explore the best that the Internet has to offer.
Wired Safety - a non-profit organization and the largest and oldest online safety, education, and help group in the world. Originating in 1995 as a group of volunteers rating websites, it now provides one-to-one help, extensive information, and education to cyberspace users of all ages on a myriad of Internet and interactive technology safety issues.

Cyber Citizenship

  1. Critical Evaluation of Online Information
  3. Online Hate: An Introduction
  5. Digital Citizenship and Creative Content - a free instructional program. The goal is to create an awareness of the rights connected with creative content.

Cyber Predators

  1. Al Roker Investigates:
  2. Cyberstalking

Cyber Security

  1. How Computer Viruses Work
  2. How Firewalls Work
  3. How Phishing Works
  4. Phishing Scams in Plain English - YouTube video
  5. How Spam Works
  6. How Spyware Works
  7. OnGuard Online
  8. Spyware
  9. Stay Safe Online
  10. Trojan Horses


  1. An Educator's Guide to Cyberbullying and Cyberthreats by Nancy E. Willard
  2. Cyberbullying or Cyberthreat Situation Review Process
  3. Cyberbullying - Center for Safe and Responsible Internet Use (CSRIU)
  4. Cyberbullying Podcast by Wes Fryer
  6. Cyberbullying - Wes Fryer
  7. Cyberbullying: the David Knight Story
  8. States Seek Laws to Curb eBullying
  9. STOP Cyberbullying
  10. Text Bullying
  12. Cyberbully411
  13. Bullying Beyond the Schoolyard: Preventing and Responding to Cyberbullying by Sameer Hindua and Justin Patchi
  14. Cyberbullying and Cyberthreats: Responding to the Challenge of Online Social Aggression, Threats, and Distress by Nancy E. Willard
  15. Cyber-Safe Kids, Cyber-Savvy Teens: Helping Young People Learn to Use the Internet Safely and Responsibly by Nancy E. Willard

Talent Show - Cyberbullying

Kitchen - Cyberbullying

Let's Fight It Together - Cyberbullying

Wired Safety - What Is Cyberbulling?

Personal Safety Online

  1. Be Web Aware!
  2. Center for Safe and Responsible Internet Use
  3. Dateline NBC: Online Safety Kit
  4. Family Internet Safety Contract
  6. Internet Safety for Educators
  7. Polly Klaas Foundation: Internet Safety
  9. 2 SMRT 4U - especially for girls
  10. - initiative of the cable industry to educate parents about online safety and appropriate use of the Internet by their children. Click on the iPod to see all the video vignettes.
  11. Google Family Safety Center - learn how to turn on Google Safe Search and YouTube Safety Mode.

Social Networking

  1. Decoding MySpace
  2. How MySpace Works
  4. Safe Digital Social Networking - Wes Fryer
  5. Teen Chat Decoder
  6. NetLingo - Chat Acronyms and Text Message Acronyms
  7. MySpace Unraveled: A Parent's Guide to Teen Social Networking - Larry Magid and Anne Collier
  8. MySpace Safety: 51 Tips for Teens and Parents - Kate Farnham and Dale Farnham