Online Safety Guidebook for Parents

Secretary Arne Duncan, Federal Trade Commission Chairman Jon Leibowitz, and Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski visited Jefferson Middle School in Washington, D.C., this week to announce “Net Cetera: Chatting with Kids About Being Online.”

The free guidebook is designed to help parents when talking with children about safety and the Internet. Topics include safe use of social networking web sites, cyberbullying, and protecting computers from viruses and other malicious software. It is available at http://www.onguardonline.gov/topics/net-cetera.aspx.

The guidebook was produced through a partnership of more than a dozen federal agencies and the technology industry. This partnership is responsible also for the federal government’s online safety website: OnGuardOnline.gov. OnGuardOnline.gov provides practical tips on how to guard against Internet fraud, secure your computer, and protect your personal information.