Online Child Safety
The Internet can be a great place for children to connect with their peers, learn about the world and develop new interests, but it can also expose kids to inappropriate content and unwanted contact from strangers. The information presented in the links below is intended to help inform parents regarding the various potential threats posed by unfettered access to the Internet by minors and other young children.
We hope these pages will assist parents, grandparents and other caregivers in understanding the dangers that youngsters may face online and provide tools to help protect those most vulnerable members of their families. Please take advantage of this online child safety resource to inform your first steps toward safeguarding your children and grandchildren from potential dangers lurking on the Internet, especially when you cannot be there to actively monitor their online activities.
- Cyberbullying: Protecting Kids from Dangers Across the Internet
- Kids and Drugs Online
- Children and Sexual Abuse Online
- Kids and Online Dating Sites
- Kids and Online Identity Theft
- Children and Online Use of Parents’ Credit Cards
- Libraries and Cyberspace: Balancing First Amendment Rights and Child Safety
- Online Social Media Terminology for Parents