Internet Safety

General Online Safety

Be Smart Online
  What to watch out for & how to stay safe, tips from the U.S. Government.

Safety Tutorial for Internet Newcomers  Get the big picture with this tutorial.  It's simple and features good advice (especially about passwords!).  From LearnFree dot org.

Using Public Wi-Fi  Stay safe while using public wireless internet in the library and other places.

Internet Shopping Safety - Avoid problems & scams with advice from the California Attorney General's office.

Phishing   Information from the Federal Trade Commission about this common form of internet fraud.

Digital Estate Decisions - what do you want to happen to your accounts if you die or are unable to care for them yourself? 

Children, Teens, Parents

Protect Kids Online  Information for children, teens, and parents from the U.S. Government.

Cyber Academy Game  A game for children in grades 3-5 to learn about cyber-citizenship and online safety.  This is a free download from Carnegie-Mellon University.

Connect Safely with Social Media 
A nonprofit that provides social media safety information for parents.  Understand more about the online world your children encounter and help them avoid problems.

Protecting Children's Privacy on Social Media
An article that guides parents through the privacy settings on selected social media sites popular with children and teens.

Identity Theft

Identity Theft  Steps to protect yourself, and to recover from having your personal information stolen, from the Federal Trade Commission.

Identity Theft Resource Center
  This nonprofit, a Better Business Bureau accredited charity, provides free help to victims of identity theft.  This site also offers prevention tips, convenient form letters, links to forms, and examples of current scams.

Medical Identity Theft  Tips and details on this specialized form of identity theft, from the World Privacy Forum.

Identity Theft Prevention for Job Seekers   A tip sheet from the Identity Theft Resource Center.

Report Internet Fraud, Identity Theft, & Cyber-Crime

Internet Crime Complaint Center   Report fraud and other internet-based crimes.
A full list of places to report internet-based crimes of every sort.