As promised, here is a list of links to the sources of information from my Internet Safety presentation today. As time passes, the links may no longer be active for some sources. I haven't checked them lately. At least one source was from 2005, and I've found no data related to that study that is more current. Additionally, some of the data were from print media and media mailed to me at school (FBI and Department of Justice fliers). Finally, don't forget to Google these topics or look them up at Wikipedia.org.
- Sleep and ADHD: http://redtape.msnbc.com/2006/02/why_are_kids_st.html
- Sleep and ADHD: http://www.psychologytoday.com/rss/pto-20030306-000003.html
- Chat lingo: http://www.city-net.com/~ched/help/lingo/chatslang.html
- Safety pledges: http://www.netsmartz.org/
- Crimes Against Children research from U of NH: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/homepage/story/28029.html
- Parent Tips from National Center for Missing and Exploited Children: www.missingkids.com
- Internet Predator report published in American Psychological Association, 2/18/2008: http://www.apa.org/releases/sexoffender0208.html
Parents, the following are some resources that may help you in terms of understanding your childrens' access to certain types of material on the Internet. I am not endorsing these sites or products. I provide as information resources only.
- OnGuard Online (maintained by Federal Trade Commission): http://onguardonline.gov/socialnetworking.html
- ConnectSafely.org: http://www.connectsafely.org
- SafeKids.com: http://safekids.com/
- NetFamilyNews.org: http://www.netfamilynews.org/
- WebWiseKids.org: http://www.webwisekids.org/
- Center for Safe and Responsible Internet Use: http://www.csriu.org/
- GetNetWise.org: http://getnetwise.org/
- Common Sense Media: http://www.commonsensemedia.org/
- Net Nanny: http://www.netnanny.com/
- Report, Enhancing Child Safety and Online Technologies, from Harvard Universities Berkman Center for Internet and Society contains valuable information (research, books, reports, presentations, and video) and numerous online resources. This is a very rich, free resource.
- Stop Cyber Bullying's interactive website for children. Are you a cyberbully? Take the quiz. http://www.cyberbully.org/
- Real Stories from Children provided by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children: http://www.netsmartz.org/resources/reallife.htm
- iSafe PDF about the effects of cyberbullying and prevention techniques: http://www.isafe.org/imgs/pdf/education/CyberBullying.pdf
- Center for Safe and Responsible Internet Use: http://www.cyberbully.org/
Searching the Internet
Virtual Friendhip and the New Narcissim; by Christine Rosen in The New Atlantis, Summer, 2007
The Most Praised Generation Goes to Work by Jeffrey Zaslow, The Wall Street Journal, April 20, 2007
Turn Up The Music by Jeff Dess: http://www.jeffdess.com
Time Magazine, February 5, 2007
iSafe Survey Data, 2002 - 2004; 1050 parents, 7,000 students, 30 states
Department of Justice
Cybertips hotline: 1-800-843-5678
Finally, in response to your questions, here are two links I did not use today because they might be a little too disturbing for some, but I thought seriously about sharing them. This is a link to the California Attorney General's Office: Megan's Law Homepage. The afore linked site also includes a link to the California Convicted Sex Offenders' Registry. What is that? You can search to see a picture of and where the convicted sex offenders live. You can search by your neighborhood zipcode, near you school, etc. Most states provide this resource. Contact your police department or do a Google search to find the one for your state.