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Promoting Online Safety: The Home-School Partnership


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Internet Resource Now Available for Kids' Safety Online

A new Web site for parents, educators, government officials and media that offers authoritative resources on combating the dangers for kids on the Internet is now available online. "NetSafeKids.org" is a comprehensive online service from the National Research Council of the National Academies provides adults with a starting point for examining the myriad safety issues regarding children and the Internet.

The site includes specific information on where and how pornography originates, profiles typical online sexual predators, offers advice on how to safeguard children against inappropriate e-mail spamming and pop-up advertising, and the best methods for lessening the threats of intrusive online behavior. The new Web site also includes a list of other online resources to help combat potentially harmful activities aimed at minors, including CoSN's Safeguarding the Wired Schoolhouse site.

NetSafeKids.org's resources are the result of a 2002 report from the National Academies, "Youth, Pornography, and the Internet," that was funded by the U.S. Justice and Education departments, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Microsoft and IBM. The NetSafeKids.org Web site and the 2002 report are available at: www.nap.edu/netsafekids/

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