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INTERNET PRIVACY AND SAFETY

INFORMATION FOR PARENTS

Parents' Guide to the Information Superhighway

A guide for parents from The Children's Partnership, a national, nonprofit child advocacy organization.

How can I educate my child to use the Internet safely?

Get an online safety guide at http://www.getnetwise.org/
This guide discusses risks for children online at different age levels—including teenagers—and from different types of online activity. Also includes examples of contracts for kids to maintain their safety.

Where can I get a guide that will explain all of these issues?

Download “Online Privacy: Parents’ and Teachers’ Guide” at http://www.classroom.com/community/connection/howto/privacyguide.jhtml
This guide offers an in-depth discussion of what to look for in Web site privacy policies, an overview of COPPA, privacy rules for kids, etc.


FOR KIDS

How internet savvy are you?
Find the answers at these Web sites and then take the quizzes.

What’s wrong with telling people your name & address over the Internet?

http://www.fbi.gov/kids/k5th/safety2.htm 

Why do some Web sites for kids send letters to parents?

http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/conline/edcams/kidzprivacy/kidz.htm


Quiz #1

http://www.safekids.com/quiz/index.html

Quiz #2

http://www.chipublib.org/008subject/003cya/sign/safety.html

 

Originally prepared for "Behind the Fig Leaf: Kids' Privacy in the Electronic Age," a 2001 ALSC conference program by the Intellectual Freedom Committee, Association for Library Services to Children,  a division of the American Library Association. (Edited 10/13/06)

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Information, including addresses of informative web sites, about Internet Safety and Privacy for children. Prepared for an ALSC conference program, June 2001.