NETSMARTZ KIDS HAS ONLINE GAMES, videos, activities, and resources that teach kids, ages 5 to 17, things that will help to keep them safe online. There is also information for parents, guardians, educators, and law enforcement officers.
NetSmartz uses original, age-appropriate, colorful 3-D activities, animated characters, and interactive lessons to teach children how to stay safer on the Internet. Some of the material reminds me of the “just say NO to drugs” era that my kids grew up in.
It’s brought to you by the United States Congress, United States Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, and Boys & Girls Clubs of America, plus private sponsorships.
You can be sure that this site is safe for your children. Netsmartz doesn’t link to any other sites, so kids can’t wander off into unknown territory.
Among other things, NetSmartz works to help kids recognize dangers on the net, to understand that the people they meet on the net shouldn’t be considered their friend, and to report anything unusual to an adult.
The NetSmartz Workshop teaches children the rules for online safety.
- I will tell an adult I trust if anything makes me feel scared, uncomfortable, or confused.
- I will ask my parents or guardian before sharing my personal information.
- I won’t meet in person with anyone I have first “met” online.
Every year more and more kids go online to study, have fun, and communicate with the world at large. Just as the numbers of kids online have grown, so have the dangers they face. NetSmartz can help.