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Online Resources

CyberTipline Logo

Please click on the picture above if you have information to help in the fight against child sexual exploitation. Your information will be forwarded to law enforcement for investigation and review and, when possible, to the appropriate Electronic Service Provider(s).

General Internet Safety Resources

On Guard Online Logo

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.

Get Net Wise Logo

GetNetWise is a user empowerment Web site designed to offer tips, tools and video tutorials to Internet users on kids' safety, spam, privacy and keeping your computer secure. GetNetWise shows that creating a safe, secure and positive online environment is as easy as "one click" of a mouse.

Stop Think Connect Logo

Stop. Think. Connect.™ is the first-ever coordinated message to help all digital citizens stay safer and more secure online. The message was created by an unprecedented coalition of private companies, nonprofits and government organizations.

Online Cyber Safety

A Business Software Alliance site that provides guides to a safe and legal digital world.

Enough is Enough

Making the Internet safer for children and families.

Microsoft's Safety & Security Center

Computer security, digital privacy, and online safety.

Resources for Parents, Kids & Families

National Center for Missing and Exploited Child Logo

The mission of the National Center for Missing & Children is to serve as the nation's resource on the issues of missing and sexually exploited children. The organization provides information and resources to law enforcement, parents, children including child victims as well as other professionals.

NetSmartz411 Logo

NetSmartz411 is a parents' and guardians' premier, online resource for answering questions about Internet safety, computers, and the Web.

NetSmartz Logo

NetSmartz Workshop is an interactive, educational program of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) that provides age-appropriate resources to help teach children how to be safer on- and offline. The program is designed for children ages 5-17, parents and guardians, educators, and law enforcement. With resources such as videos, games, activity cards, and presentations, NetSmartz entertains while it educates.

Web Wise Kids logo

WebWiseKids provides unique and effective resources to equip young people to safely use and enjoy the latest technologies. Their programs prepare kids to be their own first lines of defense so they can confidently explore the best that the Internet has to offer. Our programs assist youth to confidently manage issues like sexting, bullying, piracy, fraud, online romances, cyber stalking, and other online hazards.

i Keep Safe logo

Includes safety, security and ethics tools and resources for helping families and educators teach children to use the Internet safely and wisely.

CyberSmart

Cybersmart provides activities, resources and practical advice to help young kids, kids, teens, and parents safely enjoy the online world. Cybersmart also offers training and resources for schools and materials for library staff.

Connect Safely Logo

ConnectSafely is for parents, teens, educators, advocates – everyone engaged in and interested in the impact of the social Web. It has all kinds of social-media safety tips for teens and parents, the latest youth-tech news, and many other resources.

ProtectKids.com

Making the Internet safer for children and families.

SafeKids.com

SafeKids.com is one of the oldest and most enduring sites for Internet safety.

Cyber Angels

Today CyberAngels is one of the oldest and most respected online safety education programs in the world.

Cyberbullying Resources

National Crime Prevention Council Logo

The National Crime Prevention Council's Cyberbullying page provides information about stopping cyberbullying before it starts.

Cyberbullying Research Center

The Cyberbullying Research Center is dedicated to providing up-to-date information about the nature, extent, causes, and consequences of cyberbullying among adolescents.

Stop Cyberbullying

Cyberbullying - What it is, how it works, and how to understand and deal with cyberbullies.

Wired Safety logo

Wired Safety provides one-to-one help, extensive information, and education to cyberspace users of all ages on a myriad of Internet and interactive technology safety, privacy and security issues.

Stop Bullying Now!

The links on this site will lead you through an exploration of interventions that work to reduce bullying in schools and to reduce the harm that bullying can do.

Stay Safe Online banner

The National Cyber Security Alliance's mission is to educate and therefore empower a digital society to use the Internet safely and securely at home, work, and school, protecting the technology individuals use, the networks they connect to, and our shared digital assets.

Stop Bullying RI logo

Stop Bullying RI was created as a result of Rhode Island's Special Senate Commission on Cyberbullying and Cyberthreats.

Stop Bullying dot gov logo

StopBullying.gov provides information from various government agencies on how kids, teens, young adults, parents, educators and others in the community can prevent or stop bullying.

Fraud, Identity Theft & Consumer Complaint Resources

Internet Crime Complaint Center banner

The IC3's mission is to serve as a vehicle to receive, develop, and refer criminal complaints regarding the rapidly expanding arena of cyber crime. The IC3 gives the victims of cyber crime a convenient and easy-to-use reporting mechanism that alerts authorities of suspected criminal or civil violations.

Home of the National Consumers League's Fraud Center

Help for victims of fraud and tips to help avoid fraud.

Looks Too Good To Be True

Looks Too Good To Be True is the Internet Resource for information, reporting and education for consumers who may be the victim of online or mail fraud.

Consumer Protection Information from the Government

Your everyday guide to help you prevent identity theft, understand credit and be a smart shopper.

Anti Phishing Working Group Logo

The Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) is a non-profit global pan-industrial and law enforcement association focused on eliminating the fraud, crime and identity theft that result from phishing, pharming, malware and e-mail spoofing of all types.

Basic Consumer Safety

This website has lots of consumer safety tips and information, particularly for shopping online, from many different sources.

Consumer Complaint Resources: A Guide to Internet Fraud

This website has lots of information on different types of fraud, how to protect yourself, and what to do if you become a victim of fraud.