Focus on the Family
Pure Intimacy is a Focus on the Family ministry that contains information about guiding family media choices; internet concerns; TV, movies and video games; phones, iPods and wireless devices; and other safety issues. This website also provides links to information about programs that limit what your family views and that provide access to reviews of movies, TV shows, music and video games. Questions or comments can be sent by email.
Carnegie Mellon University
My Secure Cyberspace is a free educational resource created by Carnegie Mellon University. This website provides instruction on how to set up a secure home network; how to troubleshoot problems and learn about threats; how to make a secure password, how to report internet crimes and fraud; how to use social media for business purposes; how to have a safe website for a business; and provides other classroom and support materials and articles. This website also provides outside links to similar resources.
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
NetSmartz Workshop is an interactive, educational program designed by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children to teach children how to be safer on and offline. This program is designed for children 5-17 years of age, parents and guardians, educators, and law enforcement. This program is meant to educate children on potential internet risk; to engage children in two-way conversations about those risks; and to empower children to prevent themselves from being exploited and to report any incidents of exploitation. The topics covered by this website include: blogging; cell phones; children as victims; cyber bullying; email, IM and chat rooms; gaming; inappropriate content; internet safety; predators; revealing too much; sexting; social networking; and webcams.
Simple K12 is powered by InfoSource, Inc. and is dedicated to spreading awareness of the free resources available that promote topics related to internet safety including: protecting children from online predators and in chat rooms, IMs and emails; keeping kids safe from cyberbullies and harassment; looking out for identity thieves; filtering inappropriate sites; preventing internet addiction; exposing the dangers of video and photo sites; preventing online gambling issues; protecting computer data; surfing safely with browsers; preventing online auction fraud; avoiding debit/credit card fraud; learning about gaming sites and devices; recognizing scams and frauds; identifying internet hoaxes; staying clear of email scams; identifying dangers of bulletin boards, online forums, and newsgroups; avoiding common blog and online journal mistakes; using cell phones and social networking sites smartly, using download sites with caution; protecting children from dangers of peer to peer networking; avoiding viruses, adware and other malware; learning about illegal and unethical downloading and research methods; avoiding plagiarism; understanding copyright and online protecting laws; and using monitoring and filtering software.
WiredSafety is a US charity that operates through volunteers worldwide. It is the largest and oldest online safety, education and help group in the world. It provides one to one help, supplies information, and educates cyberspace users of all ages about technology safety, privacy and security. All of the volunteers’ work is conducted online and is provided free of charge.
GetNetWise is a public service brought by internet industry corporations and public interest organizations to help ensure that internet users have safe, constructive and educational or entertaining online experiences. This website is a project of the Internet Education Foundation. This website contains blogs and how-to tutorials for parents and users to learn how to keep their family’s online experiences safe and secure; to keep children safe online; to stop unwanted email and spam; to protect computers; and to keep personal information private.
Family Education Network
Family Education Network is a compilation of the internet’s content, resources and shopping for parents, teachers and kids. The mission of this organization is to provide an online consumer network of the best learning and information resources. This website provides articles to educate parents about possible dangers on the internet and about online etiquette so they can then pass on the information to their children.
Safekids.com is one of the oldest sites for internet safety and was created by a technology journalist. The creator of this website can be contacted to answer specific questions. This website contains information and advice for parents, privacy tools, and an online safety quiz. This website is also affiliated with safeteens.com and connectsafely.org, two websites dedicated to internet safety with which the founder of safekids.com is involved and contributes.
Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media is an independent non-profit dedicated to providing trustworthy information and education about media and technology. This organization rates media based on age appropriateness. Members of the leadership team may be contacted with any questions
Enough is Enough
Enough is Enough is a non-partisan 501 (c) (3) nonprofit dedicated to fighting online pornography, child pornography, child stalking and sexual predation. EIE developed the Internet Safety 101 Program to educate, equip and empower parents, educators and other adults with the knowledge and resources to protect children from dangers that are associated with social networking sites, online gaming and mobile devices. This website provides information and statistics, as well as further organizations dedicated to helping parents and victims of online predators.
INTERNET SAFETY PRODUCTS
Bsecure Technologies, headquartered in Fort Walton Beach, FL, has been a provider of patented, cloud-based technology in the Internet filtering industry since 2001. It is the most endorsed and trusted software provider for the family, including being chosen as the exclusive family safety software provider for Focus on the Family. Bsecure is consistently ranked as a leading provider of Internet family protection software in all 50 states and globally.
A Christian individual concerned with internet safety for children started Covenant Eyes; CE provides internet accountability software that monitors how the internet is used and sends a report to the person you select, and internet filtering software that lets you set time limits and blocks websites based on age.
American Family Online
AFO believes that a Christian believer needs an Internet service that supports our beliefs and values. Many companies say they are family friendly, but what does that really mean? For AFO, it means protecting everyone in the family from Internet content that will come between you and God or you and your family. That means sites like Victoria’s Secret and Sports Illustrated Swimsuit, which are erotic and intended to be erotic, will be blocked for your protection. It means sites that promote promiscuous behavior and vulgarity will have bad content removed. It means we will do our best to protect you from the “dark side” of the Internet.
Safe Eyes is Mac, PC, and iOS compatible software that protects your family from harmful content and other dangers on the internet. This feature rich tool protects through filters and reports. Dave Ramsey recommends it.