Media and Internet Safety Resources
Kids spend time online chatting with friends, sharing photos, and doing homework. The Internet offers a world of opportunities, but there are risks. Kids need parents to help them learn to be safe and responsible online. OnGuardOnline.gov is a great resource to help parents get started.
Learn the myths and facts on preventing cyberbullying.
The Internet offers kids many opportunities for learning, constructive entertainment, and personal growth. At the same time, parents are concerned about the risks kids face online. The challenge for parents is to educate themselves and their children about how to use the Internet safely. GetNetWise can help. -from GetNetWise
Common Sense Media is dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in a world of media and technology. -Common Sense Media mission statement
Unlike the MPAA, we do not assign a single, age-specific rating and we do not make recommendations. Instead we assign each film three distinct, category-specific ratings: one for sex and nudity, one for violence and gore and one for profanity. Each rating is on a scale of zero to ten, depending on quantity (more F-words, for instance, will mean a higher Profanity rating, and so on) as well as context (especially when it comes to the categories of sex, nudity, violence and gore, since they are not as easily quantifiable as profanity). -from Kids in Mind