Websites

Here are a number of websites that are informative, trustworthy resources for individuals and families.

1.Common Sense Media
https://www.commonsensemedia.org/

Common Sense empowers parents, teachers and policymakers by providing advice, unbiased research, and tools to help use the power of media and technology as a positive influence on children’s lives.

2.Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB)
https://www.esrb.org/

ESRB is a non-profit that assigns ratings to apps and video games so that parents can make informed decisions. The rating system is based on age-appropriateness, content and interactive elements. ESRB’s mission is to guide parents through the app and video game worlds while keeping the industry accountable and responsible.

3.The Internet Keep Safe Coalition (iKeepSafe)
http://ikeepsafe.org/about-us/

iKeepSafe is a 501(c)3 nonprofit international alliance of more than 100 educators, technology experts, advocates and policy makers. Their mission is track global trends and issues to provide positive resources for parents, educators, and policymakers who teach our children to use these digital platforms in a healthy way.

4.A Thin Line
http://www.athinline.org/about

MTV’s A Thin Line is a campaign devoted to empowering youth to identify with and stop the digital abuse of their generation. The campaign provides information and a safe place to discuss the dangers of technology in hope to help teenagers draw their own “digital line”.

5.Wired Safety
http://www.wiredsafety.com/

WiredSafety.org focuses on helping victims of cyberbulling, aiding law enforcement on preventing cyberbulling and educting the general public on the issue. They also raise awareness on all aspects of online safely and provide a variety of resources.

6.Connect Safely
http://www.connectsafely.org/

Connect Safely is a nonprofit organization who is dedicated to educating the public on technology safely, privacy and security. They provide research based safety tips, guidebooks, advice and contemporary news on all aspects of tech use.

7.Cyberbullying Research Center
http://cyberbullying.org/

Cyberbullying Research Center provides resources and blogs on everything cyberbullying related for parents. Their hope is to prevent cyberbullying in the future by sharing tools to help safely guide teens through social media and the internet.

8.Family Online Safety Institute Good Digital Parenting
https://www.fosi.org/good-digital-parenting/

The Good Digital Parenting section of Family Online Safety Institute provides blogs and research articles on all topics related to teen tech safety. A large variety of topics from teen texting and driving to sexting are provided.