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Keep your kids safe on the Internet
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WSTA member companies are proud of the role they play in providing Internet access to homes throughout Wisconsin.  Our members recognize the role they can play in keeping children safe online.  Educating parents on the potential danger of the Internet is the first step in that process. Below are links to safety tips that parents can use in monitoring their teenager Internet usage.  Click on the following links to view safety tips and procedures for children of varying ages.

Report a predator-- contact the Cyber Tipline


The Children's Partnership

This site contains general information on current child-related topics including the use of technology. Some of the information is available in multiple languages.

CyberNetiquette Comix™

In this series of comics, children learn about proper Internet ethics and the importance of keeping private information private. Join classic Disney characters for adventure, fun, and online awareness tips. 


The CyberSmart! School Program develops curricula and training programs for professional development designed to help educators empower students to take full advantage of computers and the Internet. The site contains Internet safety information for students, parents, and educators, and includes lesson plans, activity sheets, downloadable posters, and safety tips.


The CyberTipline handles leads from individuals reporting the sexual exploitation of children including child pornography, online enticement of children, child prostitution, child sex tourism, misleading domain names and child sexual molestation (not in the family).

Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

The Federal Trade Commission's Internet fraud and safety section provides information on identity theft, malware, spyware, and includes several articles discussing safety on the Internet for children, tweens and teens.


This site is a resource for parents to educate themselves and their children about how to use the Internet safely. They provide information on filtering software and recommend safe web sites for children of all ages.

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

This site provides information on general child safety and Internet safety for children, parents, educators, law enforcement, and the community.

The NetSmartz Workshop is an interactive, educational safety resource that teaches kids and teens how to stay safer on the Internet. NetSmartz combines the newest technologies available and the most current information to create high-impact educational activities that are well received by even the most tech-savvy kids.

This site contains information for children, parents, teachers, and officials on Internet safety and Internet family resources.

This site provides tips, advice, links, and suggestions to help make your family's online experience fun and productive.

Surf Swell Island: Adventures in Internet Safety

This quiz-driven adventure activity presents Internet safety material in a series of three games, each featuring a classic Disney character and focusing on an area of concern such as privacy, viruses, or netiquette, guidelines for good behavior on the Internet. A mini-quiz follows each of the three games reinforcing what was presented. The activities are accompanied by a parent's guide, a teacher's guide, and additional Internet safety information for adults.

U.S. Department of Education

This site contains Internet safety and technology education information for parents and teachers.

This site contains Internet safety information for children, parents, teachers, and officials. It provides links to child-friendly and other Internet safety sites as well.



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