Internet Safety Week

It’s Internet Safety Week at the Palm Beach County Library. Many branches are having programs dedicated to helping parents and children understand the importance of internet safety and become aware of potential dangers inherent in having an online presence.

Swing by your local library for more information about staying safe on the ‘net and check out these resources from Net Cetera:
Practical tips from the federal government and the technology community to help people be on guard against internet fraud, secure their computers and protect their privacy.
The Federal Trade Commission’s website has information to help people deter, detect and defend against identity theft.
The National Cyber Security Alliance seeks to create a culture of cyber security and safety awareness by providing knowledge and tools to prevent cyber crime and attacks.
Common Sense Media is dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education and independent voice they need to thrive in a world of media and technology.
A project of the Internet Education Foundation, the GetNetWise coalition provides internet users the resources to make informed decisions about their and their family’s use of the internet.
Cyberbully411 is an effort to provide resources for youth who have questions about or have been targeted by online harassment.
ConnectSafely is for parents, teens, educators and advocates for learning about safe, civil use of Web 2.0 together.
iKeepSafe educational resources teach children of all ages, in a fun, age-appropriate way, the basic rules of internet safety, ethics and the healthy use of connected technologies.
A nonprofit news service for parents, educators, and policy makers who want to keep up on the latest technology news and commentary about online youth, in the form of a daily blog or weekly email newsletter.
The NetSmartz Workshop is an interactive, educational safety resource from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children.
WiredSafety provides help, information and education to internet and mobile device users of all ages.


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