Internet Safety for the Whole Family

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Computer Science Teacher - Thoughts and Information from Alfred Thompson

Internet Safety for the Whole Family

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I gave a presentation to parents at a local middle school last night about Internet safety. One of the things I left them with was a collection of useful links and online references for parents, teachers, and students. This seemed like a pretty useful list when I was done with it so I decided to post it here as well. There are lots more good sites of course but I had limited space. I hope people find these useful.

Internet Safety programs

· staysafeonline.org

· www.getnetwise.org

· http://www.missingkids.com/cybertip/

· Microsoft Internet Safety Site - http://www.microsoft.com/protect/default.mspx

Phishing Scam and Internet Hoax Information

· Recognize phishing scams and fraudulent e-mails http://www.microsoft.com/protect/yourself/phishing/identify.mspx

· Search for information on Internet hoaxes http://www.snopes.com/

· Phishing Phil – an online game for learning about Phishing - http://cups.cs.cmu.edu/antiphishing_phil/

Game Console Safety Information

· Microsoft Xbox 360 Information http://www.microsoft.com/protect/products/family/Xbox360family.mspx

· Nintendo Console Information http://www.nintendo.com/consumer/systems/wii/en_na/settingsParentalControls.jsp

· Sony Playstation Information http://www.us.playstation.com/SCEARegionalOnlineManual/hardware/parental_control.html

· Entertainment Software Rating Board www.esrb.org

Windows Parental Controls

· Windows Vista http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-vista/features/parental-controls.aspx

· Windows XP http://www.windows-help-central.com/parental-controls-in-windows-xp.html

Credit Reporting Companies

· http://www.equifax.com/home/

· http://www.transunion.com/

· http://www.experian.com/

Miscellaneous

· Video on Cyber bullying http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=7587383

· Information about strong passwords http://www.microsoft.com/protect/yourself/password/create.mspx

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