As our kids spend more time online—and as online research and interaction become more essential for projects and homework—many schools are proactively arranging presentations for parents about best practices for keeping kids safe while they use the Internet. Helping arrange a presentation like this is a great way for you to get involved with your school.
The good news is that it’s a pretty simple way to get involved; there are many local resources and people who would be willing to lend their expertise. Here are just a few ideas to get started:
- Police department Internet crimes officer
- D.A.R.E. officer with the police department
- Representative from the outreach office of the district attorney or prosecutor’s office
- Anti-Defamation League cyberbullying program and interactive workshops
- Teenangels peer education programs by 13- to 18-year-olds
- i-Safe community outreach, training, and education programs on Internet safety
- Web Wise Kids online safety computer games and presentation materials
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