Online Safety

Keeping Children Safe Online

  • Safe Search Kids: "Search terms entered using Safe Search filters explicit material from your search results. Please note that we are not Google. Safe Search Kids is a third party website that implements Google’s SafeSearch resource with additional filtering benefits added to create a stronger custom search engine. In addition to accessibility on any device, our internet filtering work on any browser and provide a way for parents at home and teachers in school to allow their kids to research the internet with safe boundaries.  No matter what browser you use, strict filtered results are always on."
  • Kid-Safe Browsers and Search Sites: "Want to let your kid do some online research for homework and projects but you're worried (understandably!) about what they might find? This list of safe search sites for kids lets young surfers investigate topics they're interested in while protecting them from the stuff they're not ready to see. It's also a good idea to teach your kids about safe, responsible online behavior and digital citizenship. For even more reliable resources for tough assignments, check out these homework help sites and reference and research apps."
  • Google Safety Center's Online Safety for Children & Families: Guidance and support for how families can use parental controls, filters, and other features of Google products to control and monitor their child's access to the Internet.
  • Keeping Children Safe Online (DOJ): Tips to help protect children from the Department of Justice. This page was first created during the Coronavirus pandemic, acknowledging that students were learning online and were at a greater risk of child exploitation. The tips here are for adults to take to help protect children from becoming victims on online child predators.
  • Be Internet Awesome: "To make the most of the Internet, kids need to be prepared to make smart decisions. Be Internet Awesome teaches kids the fundamentals of digital citizenship and safety so they can explore the online world with confidence."
  • Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI): "Need help talking with your kids about online safety? Want to know about parental controls? Looking for a simple set of rules to use with your children? FOSI’s Good Digital Parenting provides you with videos, tip sheets, resources, blogs, and more."
  • ConnectSafely: "ConnectSafely is a nonprofit dedicated to educating users of connected technology about  safety, privacy, and security. Our resources include research-based safety tips, parents’ guidebooks, advice, news, and commentary on all aspects of tech use and policy. We offer in-depth guides and “quick-guides” for parents, educators, youth, and policymakers along with resources for seniors and other adults. We also produce the twice-weekly ConnectSafely Report for CBS News Radio along with webcasts, podcasts, and special events." The site has a Spanish translation available for all pages.