These websites will point you to people and organizations that can help.
- DAUPHIN COUNTY – government services’ website– Human Services; addressing children and youth services including bullying prevention.
- YOUTH.GOV – links to bullying, information, strategies, tools, and resources for youth, families, schools and community organizations related to a variety of cross-cutting topics that affect youth.
- STOP BULLYING.gov – bullying prevention and response; youth topics, including electronic aggression. Information on intervention for parents, youth, schools, and educators. Research, spotlight articles, and references. Links to other websites, including US Education Secretary Highlights for Best Practices of Bullying Policies.
- CONNECT SAFELY – safety tips and advice for parents and kids on safe internet and cell phone use, how to stop bullying and cyberbullying and how to deal with fake profiles on social networks.
CyberSmarts, is part of Power Library, and a resource for information for parents and children on how to deal with important safety issues through an interactive e-book collection. For children grades 3 – 6. For older children, select Teen CyberSmarts for help with cyberbullying and social networking.
Avoiding Predators Online
Playing Games Online
Protecting Your Privacy Online
Using Social Networks
Online resources for families concerning Internet safety can be found at:
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children recommends this contract between parents and cyber-savvy children.
I will not give out personal information such as my address, telephone number, parents’ work address/telephone number, or the name and location of my school without my parents’ permission.
I will tell my parents right away if I come across any information that makes me feel uncomfortable.
I will never agree to get together with someone I “meet” online without first checking with my parents. If my parents agree to the meeting, I will be sure that it is in a public place and bring my mother or father along.
I will never send a person my picture or anything else without first checking with my parents.
I will not respond to any messages that are mean or in any way make me feel uncomfortable. It is not my fault if I get a message like that. If I do, I will tell my parents right away so that they can contact the online service.
I will talk with my parents so that we can set up rules for going online. We will decide upon the time of day that I can be online, the length of time I can be online and appropriate areas for me to visit. I will not access other areas or break these rules without their permission.