Teaching children about Internet safety can be challenging—especially when it seems like they know more about the Internet than you do. Fortunately, you’ve found an ally in NetSmartz® Workshop!
NetSmartz is an Internet safety program developed by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children®. Parents, educators and other trusted adults can use our resources to teach children how to identify and handle issues like cyberbullying, online predators and revealing too much information.
Understanding these issues can be more valuable than knowing how to operate a single Internet platform. If you only know how to use the security features on Facebook, you can only protect your children on Facebook. But if you teach your children a general Internet safety lesson, to not share personal information for example, it can be applied anywhere online.
To help children learn about the Internet safety risks in an age-appropriate way, NetSmartz has created a series of targeted resources.
Use the videos’ accompanying activity cards to help children further explore the lessons. Then, engage children in an Internet safety dialogue using NetSmartz discussion guides, tip sheets and presentations.
The more you talk to children about Internet safety, the more likely they are to make smart choices online. Make NetSmartz Workshop a part of your conversations today. Start by checking out a video from each of our series and visiting www.NetSmartz.org for more resources. Then come back to this blog next week for an announcement of our newest tools.