Internet Safety Activities for Young Children

Disney Surfs Well – Internet Safety - Travel with Mickey and friends to gather jewels and learn about sharing personal information online, viruses, and online etiquette.


iKeep Safe - Faux Paw online video follows the adventures of a cat in cyberspace.  Includes safety tips which may be printed.  Excellent collection of parent videos.


Media Awareness Network - Canadian site with some excellent resources including online flash based games for 8 - 12 year olds which address online privacy and the dangers of chat rooms.  This site takes a holistic approach to Internet education.


Netsmartz Kids - A colorful collection of Internet safety games and activities to engage elementary children.


Other Resources


Michigan Attorney General's Cyber Safety Initiative (CSI) 

An Internet safety education program for kindergarten through eighth-grade students and parents. Site includes age appropriate handouts for Internet safety, Online Safety Contract, and five parent video tutorials.,4534,7-164-18155_48889---,00.html



Protect Mi Child Registry

Parents register electronic addresses/IM names/cell phone #s children use. Once an address has been registered, senders of messages that advertise/link to prohibited products (tobacco, gambling, pornography...) are required to remove the address from their mailing list.



Kid Friendly Directories


ALA Great Web Site for Kids 

American Library Association's hand selected sites for kids


Ask for Kids - Jeeves has retired and the updated site is better than ever. Nicely organized with News Resources, Fun and Games, and References.


Dib Dab Doo 

A non-commercial directory of web sites designed for child-safe searching.



Web directory and search tool for kids by librarians