iKeepSafe

iKeepSafe is a website for parents, educators and communities designed to teach young adults good digital citizenship skills.

The Internet Keep Safe Coalition (iKeepSafe), established in 2005, is a 501(c)3 nonprofit international alliance of more than 100 policy leaders, educators, law enforcement members, technology experts, public health experts and advocates.

They promote the ‘3Cs’ of digital citizenship:

  • Appropriate Contact Teach kids how to have healthy and appropriate relationships online and explain your expectations for whom they communicate with online. Help them to recognize and protect themselves from cyber-bullies, hackers, phishers, and predators. Explain to them that we never really know who is on the other end of a communication.
  • Appropriate Content Communicate clearly your expectations for acceptable content. Is it healthy, responsible, ethical? This includes content that is both viewed and uploaded by kids. Help them understand that the Internet is forever: Everything they post online can be tracked and stored and will follow them to future job interviews and college entrance interviews.
  • Appropriate Conduct Teach kids appropriate online behavior. Help them understand that everything they do online contributes to their online reputation. Because the web can feel anonymous, some youth become uninhibited online. Help them be the good person online that they are offline.

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