Welcome: Surfing Safe on the Web
Description: For the most part, the Internet is a rewarding place for both kids and teens, but the potential risks to their privacy and personal safety are real. While surfing the Web, you may stumble upon disturbing information or images, or you might innocently accept or share files that could expose your family to Internet thieves or computer viruses. You may encounter cyberbullies, who try to embarrass or intimidate you. Even worse, you may unknowingly communicate with child predators, who use the Internet to befriend vulnerable children by pretending to be another child or a trustworthy adult and then try to persuade them to meet in person. Social-networking sites are beginning to add additional safeguards for young users like yourselves. Security software also offers some protection, but being aware of the risks and learning about safety are the most important things you can do to keep yourself safer online. This Webquest is dedicated to helping you understand and implement safeguards to protect you at school, at home, or anywhere else you use the internet.
Grade Level: 3-5
Keywords: Internet Safety, Internet, Safety, Kids, Parents, Teachers, Schools, Home, Computers, Children, Websites, Cyber Crime, World Wide Web
Author(s): Robbie Lanoue And Kimberly Sanders