About Internet Safety
Protecting Kids Online is an awareness initiative to educate parents, caregivers, teachers and children about Internet and digital safety. Presented by law enforcement officers, this program informs audiences about laws, personal responsibilities and safeguards to be taken when using forms of electronic communications. Although digital devices and the Internet are common methods by which children access educational information, spend recreational time and communicate with their peers, the dangers associated with their use cannot be overlooked.
Protecting Kids Online presentations are provided free of charge to schools and community-based organizations through a grant funded partnership between the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania Department of Education and Center for Safe Schools.
Hosting a Protecting Kids Online presentation will help to safeguard children and young people in your school and community. Presentations are free and programs are approximately one hour in length. However, presentations described below can be adapted to fit time and location needs. Presentations include age appropriate coverage of the following topics:
- Introduction to terminology and modes of digital technology; safeguards and rules for safety
- Laws about use of the Internet and cell phones
- Online predators
- Protecting personal information
- Cyberbullying and harassment
Plan a Program in Your Area
For more information about Protecting Kids Online and to locate an eligible instructor in your area, contact Center for Safe Schools at (717) 763-1661.