YO! Safety Tips
Learn to protect your identity and use the internet
and mobile devices safely with these resources.
Safety Tip Sheets
- Cell Phone & Mobile Device Safety Tips These tips were developed by ConnectSafely.org, they are meant to help youth stay fun and safe on the cell phone. Defend and protect yourself with smart socializing, keeping your cell phones personal, beware of cyber-bullying, protect against "sexting", the value of "presence", and more… Download PDF
- Cell Phone Location-Sharing & GPS Locating Tips Most "smart phones" and even some regular cellphones allow you to run location-sharing software that uses the phone's GPS capability to let friends and family know your exact location… Download PDF
- Beware & Protect Against Cyber-Bullying Cyber bullying is the willful and repeated act of harming others electronically through email, instant messaging, Web sites, chat rooms, social networking sites, cell phones and other electronic means. About one-third of all youth using the Internet have been bullied… Download PDF
- Creating Secure and Protected Passwords A strong password is your first line of defense against intruders and imposters. Learn how to create a secure password and other techniques to protecting your password… Download PDF
Beware & Protect Against "Sexting"
with Mobile Devices "Sexting" usually refers to youth sharing nude photos via cell phone, but it's happening on other devices and the Web too. The practice can have serious legal and psychological consequences, so youth should consider these tips developed by ConnectSafely.org… Download PDF
- Safety Tips for Websites and Social Networking These tips were developed by ConnectSafely.org, they are meant to help youth stay fun and safe on both the fixed and mobile social Web. Learn more about what to post, online manners, and being smart about online predators… Download PDF
Video Sharing Safety Tips and Publishing
on the Web Many youth today are video-literate - able to communicate in a medium once reserved for highly trained professionals with expensive equipment. This is an amazing creative development for them and the participatory Web. To help keep their video-sharing safe and constructive, here are some common-sense rules of conduct… Download PDF
"Stop the Bullying!" Webisodes:
KB's First Day
Being the new girl at school
isn't easy for KB.
Bullies make it hard for Milton to enjoy
one of his favorite things.
Brick surprises Josh by
Melanie discovers that it's hard to
be friends with bullies.
KB keeps important information
from her mom.
Josh & Raven
Josh to remember his own
Cassandra's behavior makes
tryouts tough for KB.
Afraid of being bullied, KB wants
to quit soccer.
Changes of Heart
Milton quits the tuba, while Josh learn
that bullies can change.
More Safety Resources:
Social Media And Cyber Security Visit Website
Computers, smartphones, and other devices are invaluable resources that provide individuals of all ages with the unprecedented ability to reach out and interact with the rest of the world. People are able to do this in a number of ways, including the use of social media or networking sites. Social media has provided individuals with the ability to share thoughts, images, activities, or any aspect of their lives. In addition, they can take an anonymous peek into the lives of others, whether they live next door or across the globe. Unfortunately, these networks also can pose a security threat to one's computer, privacy, and even their personal security.
Cyberbullying Visit Website
Bullies and mean girls have been around forever, but technology now gives them a whole new platform for their actions. The old "sticks and stones" saying is no longer true - both real-world and online name-calling can have serious emotional consequences for our kids and teens. Visit this page to learn more.
An Internet Safety Guide for Parents and Children Visit Website
To learn more about how parents can help protect kids and teens from the dangers of the Internet, we have gathered a number of resources. Please feel free to browse the material, and help children remain safe online.
Surf Safer Visit Website
Learn how to protect your identity online.
Growing Up Online Visit Website
A PBS/Frontline site with videos, discussion boards and other resources to learn about online safety and why it is important.
SafeKids.com Visit Website
Advice for safe & compassionate social networking.
Parents Guide to Internet Safety:
Keeping Your Child Safe Online
As of 2015, 92% of teens reported going online at least once per day. These safety tips will help protect youth when they're online.
Parent's Guide to Internet Safety Visit Website
Raising children can suddenly make the world seem a frightening and dangerous place. Here is another eSafety Guide to help parents.
Finding Online Safety: Tips For Teens and Tweens Visit Website
Systems of writing seem to come from the very human need to record. So, how do we keep our personal information safe even as it seems we lose the idea that there is "personal" information?
i-SAFE Inc. Visit Website
A worldwide leader in Internet safety education. Founded in 1998 and endorsed by the U.S. Congress, i-SAFE is a non-profit foundation dedicated to protecting the online experiences of youth everywhere.
Online Safety for Youth with LD Visit Website
By the Center for Implementing Technology in Education.
NetSmartz Workshop Visit Website
Educate, Engage, Empower Todayâ€™s youth have a knowledge of the Internet that often surpasses that of their parents. Because so many youth are Internet savvy, it is imperative that they also have an understanding of the dangers that exist online and how to deal with them. Watch youth share their own "Real-Life Stories" about issues affecting them on the Internet such as cyberbullying, online enticement, and giving out too much personal information.