Safety and the Web

by Lynne Schalman and Steve Bergen
(you can e-mail us both at )
Last revised 9/18/11

Update Fall 2011: Children Online has just published our data from studies on the Internet and cell phone behavior of more than 2500 independent school students from the 2010-2011 year. Click here. Doug Fodeman Co-Director,

Click here to view on the Web a Powerpoint presentation on Internet Safety by Lynne Schalman.

Click here to download it.

I-Safe America provides monitored chats and messageboards for kids and teens, lesson plans for safe surfing, and an internet safety email newsletter. states "you'll find tips, advice and suggestions to make your family's online experience fun and productive." It provides a free email newsletter on safety tips, child safety articles, a family contract for children and parents to sign and post on the computer, guidelines for parents and children, directories of filtering software and ISPs and

Safe Surfin states "This Web site's main goal is to help children, teenagers and adults understand how to safely surf the Web so that using the Internet and being online is a safe and fun experience." Teen Celebrities give safety tips and there is an interactive quiz on safe surfing.

Get Netwise provides an online safety guide, very helpful links to Internet Safety products, sites for reporting problems, and an internet glossary.

Cyberangels has information on online stalking, an internet agreement, a safety quiz, and strategies for talking to children about internet safety. provides an overview of internet basics for parents, an email newsletter, and presents a strong advocacy for filtering software.

Click here for the Web page on Friendster, and my note to ISED and other listservs 2/22/05 ... Steve Bergen