Internet Safety Sites
Founded in 1998, i-SAFE America Inc. is the leader inInternet safety education. Available in all 50 states, Washington, D.C., andDepartment of Defense schools located across the world, i-SAFE is a non-profitfoundation whose mission is to educate and empower youth to make their Internetexperiences safe and responsible. The goal is to educate students on how toavoid dangerous, inappropriate, or unlawful online behavior. i-SAFEaccomplishes this through dynamic K-12 curriculum and community outreachprograms to parents, law enforcement, and community leaders. It is the onlyInternet safety foundation to combine these elements.
WHO @ Working to Halt Online Abuse
WHOA is a volunteer organization founded in 1997 to fightonline harassment through education of the general public, education of lawenforcement personnel, and empowerment of victims.
This site invites you to use this free service to locate registeredsex offenders in your area. You just enter an address, and it show amap. You can click on the squares that appear, and see photos (whereavailable), addresses, and convictions.
Internet Safety / Bullying Sites
The NetSmartz Workshop is an interactive, educational safetyresource from the National Center for Missing & ExploitedChildrenÂ® (NCMEC) and Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) forchildren aged 5 to 17, parents, guardians, educators, and lawenforcement that uses age-appropriate, 3-D activities to teach childrenhow to stay safer on the Internet. Read an overview of NetSmartzage-appropriate materials for each age group.
The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC)The Nation's Resource Center for Child Protection Charles B. Wang International Children's Building699 Prince StreetAlexandria, Virginia 22314-3175The United States of AmericaPhone: 703-274-3900Fax: 703-274-2200Hotline:1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678)
The Congressionally mandated CyberTipline is a reporting mechanismfor cases of child sexual exploitation including child pornography,online enticement of children for sex acts, molestation of childrenoutside the family, sex tourism of children, child victims ofprostitution, and unsolicited obscene material sent to a child. Reportsmay be made 24-hours per day, 7 days per week online atwww.cybertipline.com or by calling 1-800-843-5678.
Help Tips for Reporting Offensive Profiles on Myspace
MySpace provides a link in their help center to report offensive profiles. You can also enter this URL to get the help page that has a link to report harassment or threats:
Myspace Help Page
Educators can report an "imposter profile" that targets them onMySpace. This is also under the help center and frequently askedquestions. The link for educators to report fake profiles targetingfaculty members is:
Educators tip Page
Parents can request that their child's profile be removed. Thelink to make that request is on the parent safety tips page. Here isthe URL:
Help Tips for Reporting Offensive Profiles on Face Book
Abuse can be reported by e-mailing Facebook directly at email@example.com. There is also a link provided under the security page of Facebook. The security page link is:*Scroll down to the security section and click on the link to report abuse
If someone is harassing/libeling you, Facebook gives the following recommendations:
"Wesuggest that you block the person by listing his or her name in the"Blocking People" box at the bottom of the My Privacy page. If thisdoes not resolve the problem, please write an email to firstname.lastname@example.org your login email address. We will need to know your name, loginemail address, and school. Also, please provide the name and school ofthe person who is harassing you along with a description of thesituation."
Use the e-mail email@example.com to report any other information that you think should be posted.
Help Tips for Reporting Offensive Profiles on Xanga
Xanga also provides a link to wired safetyâ€™s cyber abusehotline for severe cases of cyber bullying or other abuses such ascyber stalking, identity theft and child exploitation. The link towired safetyâ€™s cyber abuse hotline is:
Help Tips for Reporting Offensive Content on Youtube