Additional Resources

  • A Thin Line is MTV’s campaign against digital abuse. The website offers information on how to get help, support, spreading the word and facts about digital use and abuse.
  • Children’s Advertising Review Board (CARU) is an investigative arm of the U.S. advertising industry’s self-regulatory system which addresses the advertising of products and services directed at children under 12. CARU reviews, evaluates and sets guidelines for child-directed advertising in all media primarily directed to children.
  • Common Sense Media is a non-profit organization which rates and reviews movies, TV shows, songs, books, video games, wireless applications and websites according to developmental criteria recommendations from some of the nation's leading authorities.
  • Connect Safely is for parents, kids, educators and advocates and is user-driven.
  • CTIA Initiatives to help parents manage the way kids use wireless devices and services, including CTIA’s Guidelines for Content Classification and Internet Access, CTIA Mobile Application Rating System with ESRB and Location Based Services (LBS) Best Practices and Guidelines.
  • CTIA’s member companies actively work to educate wireless consumers on responsible wireless usage.
  • CTIA S-A-F-E-T-Y Tipsto help parents and kids set expectations about wireless use.
  • The Cyberbullying Research Center is a clearinghouse of research for parents, educators, law enforcement officers, counselors and caring adults to prevent and respond to cyberbullying.
  • Family Online Safety Institute works to make the online world a safer place for kids and families. The website offers best practices, tools and methods to remain safe online.
  • FCC Parent’s Place offers information about how to improve your children's safety in today's complex media landscape, and what the FCC is doing to help.
  • Federal Trade Commission is the nation’s consumer protection agency and offers information focused on protecting children’s privacy.
  • Future of Privacy Forum is a think tank that seeks to advance responsible data practices.
  • iKeepSafe 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. iKeepSafe offers information on how to educate your children in using their cell phones smart and safely through programs such as Cell Phone Smart.
  • LG’s TextEd provides information to help parents communicate more effectively about potentially harmful behavior such as sexting, sending or receiving threatening text messages, and many more relevant topics.
  • National Center for Missing & Exploited Children’s (NCMEC) NetSmartz is an online safety information for teens, parents and educators from NCMEC.
  • National Crime Prevention Council provides resources, programs, training and events as well as information on cyberbullying and other crimes faced around the nation.
  • OnGuard Online is a coalition of federal government agencies and the technology industry that created Net Cetera to offer an online safety guidebook for parents to help them communicate with their children about using mobile phones safely and responsibly.
  • Stopbullying.gov provides information from federal government agencies and resources to help reduce and respond to cyberbullying.
  • That’s Not Cool is a national public education campaign that uses digital examples of controlling, pressuring, and threatening behavior to raise awareness about and prevent teen dating abuse. That's Not Cool is sponsored and co-created by Futures Without Violence (formerly Family Violence Prevention Fund), the Department of Justice's Office on Violence Against Women, and the Advertising Council.
  • WiredSafety.Org is a national non-profit organization and network of volunteers that provides one-to-one help, extensive information, and education to cyberspace users of all ages on a myriad of Internet and interactive technology safety, privacy and security issues.
  • The Wireless Foundation offers an innovative game app called “BeSeen” to raise cyber awareness and digital literacy in kids before they face the risks of cyberbullying, identity theft and privacy invasion and to guide them towards being responsible online citizens. “BeSeen” is available for devices using Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android.