Cybersafety and Bullying: Resources for Educators, Students, Parents/Guardians
- C.L.I.C.K.S. (Community Leadership In Cyber Knowledge and Safety) is an educational outreach program sponsored by the Maryland Attorney General. The programs is designed to equip Maryland’s community leaders with the resources to teach students and their parents about Internet safety.
- Cyberbullying Research Center - Sexting: A Brief Guide for Educators and Parents - this whitepaper provides research on the scope children involved in sexting and a call to action to address the problem.
- IKeep Safe - 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. iKeepSafe® uses these unique partnerships to disseminate safety resources to families worldwide.
- National PTA - Internet safety resources and parent guides on topics such as social networking, cell phones, and safety tips and strategies.
- NetSmartz - The NetSmartz Workshop is an interactive, educational safety resource from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® (NCMEC) and Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) for children aged 5 to 17, parents, guardians, educators, and law enforcement that uses age-appropriate, 3-D activities to teach children how to stay safer on the Internet. Resources are targeted to various stakeholder groups such as Parents and Guardians | Educators | Law Enforcement | Teens | Kids. Resources include, but are not limited to, definitions, teen profile security, games, presentations, public service announcements.
- SafeKids - SafeKids.com is one of the oldest and most enduring sites for Internet safety. It’s creator, Larry Magid, is the author of the original 1994 brochure, “Child Safety on the Information Highway” and is also a technology journalist. Resources include guidelines for children, family contract for online safety, and much more.
- Staying Safe Online - The National CyberNCSA's mission is to educate and therefore empower a digital society to use the Internet safely and securely at home, work, and school, protecting the technology individuals’ use, the networks they connect to our shared digital assets. See videos.
- Top 10 Tips for Keeping Children Safe Online Released by Security Experts
(ISC)²® (“ISC-squared”), the world’s largest organization of cyber security professionals, provides this excellent resource of its top 10 tips for parents to help keep their children – and themselves – safe online.
- WiredSafety -
Parry Aftab, an international cyberspace privacy and security lawyer and children's advocate provides outstanding information on cyberbullying, cyberstalking, identity theft, and much more. Parry is the author of The Parent's Guide to Protecting Your Children in Cyberspace (McGraw-Hill), which has been adapted and translated around the world.
- National PTA - Information includes strategies to safeguard children from bullying, understanding the causes of bullying, cyberbullying, and position statements.
- MSDE Bullying Prevention - Provides definitions and resources for school districts in Maryland.
- Maryland’s Model Policy To Address Bullying, Harassment, or Intimidation - On July 1, 2008, the Maryland General Assembly directed the Maryland State Board of Education, in consultation with local school systems, to develop and adopt a Model Policy prohibiting bullying, harassment, or intimidation in schools.