Safety – Social Networking, Bullies & More

Social Networking & Internet Safety

Be Web Aware
Be Web Aware is a national, bilingual public education program on Internet safety. The objective of everyone involved in this project is to ensure that teens benefit from the Internet, while being safe and responsible in their online activities.

CHATDANGER
CHATDANGER is a site all about the potential dangers on interactive services online like chat, IM, online games, email and on mobiles.

The FTC’s Social Networking Sites:  Safety Tips for Tweens and Teens
The Federal Trade Commission, the nation’s consumer protection agency, is urging kids to add one more lesson to the list: Don’t post information about yourself online that you don’t want the whole world to know. The Internet is the world’s biggest information exchange: many more people could see your information than you intend, including your parents, your teachers, your employer, the police — and strangers, some of whom could be dangerous.

GetNetWise
GetNetWise is a public service brought to you by Internet industry corporations and public interest organizations to help ensure that Internet users have safe, constructive, and educational or entertaining online experiences. The GetNetWise coalition wants Internet users to be just “one click away” from the resources they need to make informed decisions about their and their family’s use of the Internet.

Internet-Related Safety Tips for Teens
Tips for teens from the The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) The Nation’s Resource Center for Child Protection.

i-Safe
i-SAFE Inc. is the worldwide leader in Internet safety education.  i-SAFE is a non-profit foundation dedicated to protecting the online experiences of youth everywhere.

OnGuard Online
OnGuardOnline.gov provides practical tips from the federal government and the technology industry to help you be on guard against Internet fraud, secure your computer, and protect your personal information.

Safe Surfing Tips for Teens From TeensHealth.org

SafeTeens.com
SafeTeens.com is a place for teens and their parents to learn safe, civil and responsible use of the Internet.

Bully Prevention Resources

Boys Town National Hotline
Boys Town is a beacon of hope for America’s children and families through its life-changing youth care and health care programs across the United States.   1-800-448-3000

Cyberbullying Info from Teenshealth.org

Dealing with Bullying from Teenshealth.org

National Youth Violence Prevention Resource Center
A Federal resource for communities working to prevent violence committed by and against young people.

Suicide Prevention Resources

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention has been at the forefront of a wide range of suicide prevention initiatives — each designed to reduce loss of life from suicide. They are investing in groundbreaking research, new educational campaigns, innovative demonstration projects and critical policy work. And they are expanding their assistance to people whose lives have been affected by suicide, reaching out to offer support and offering opportunities to become involved in prevention.

Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (S.A.V.E.)
SAVE was one of the nation’s first organizations dedicated to the prevention of suicide.

Suicide Hotlines
When you feel you can’t go on, please call a suicide hotline.

Suicide and Mental Health Association International
SMHAI is dedicated to suicide and mental health related issues. Our main goal is to prevent suicidal behavior and to relieve its effects on all who maybe affected by it. We also promote and advocate education, awareness and treatment in regards to mental health.

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