Helpful Organizations, Websites, and Initiatives

We’ve compiled an inventory of some of the most useful resources available in online parental controls and safety.

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Big6

Big6 is a six-stage model to help anyone solve problems or make decisions by using information. Using the Big6 information literacy process, you will identify information research goals, seek, use, and assemble relevant, credible information, then to reflect— is the final product effective and was my process efficient.  Learn More

Information Literacy

The website supports teachers, researchers and parents with an interest in information and digital literacy by providing news, case studies, examples of best practice and freely available tool kits.  Learn More

Reading Rockets – Teaching Information Literacy Skills

Reading Rockets is a national multimedia literacy initiative offering information and resources on how young kids learn to read, why so many struggle, and how caring adults can help.  Learn More

S.O.S. for Information Literacy

S.O.S. for Information Literacy is a dynamic web-based multimedia resource that includes peer-reviewed lesson plans, handouts, presentations, videos and other resources to enhance the teaching of information literacy (K-16).  Learn More

Center for Media Literacy

The Center for Media Literacy is the largest producer and distributor of media literacy resources in the U.S. Its site features a comprehensive online catalog of media literacy books and products, along with workshop information and a “reading room” of articles.  Learn More

Children Now

Child advocacy organization Children Now uses media as a tool to improve children’s lives. It releases reports on children’s issues and is a partner in the Talking with Kids website, which helps parents discuss tough issues with their youngsters.  Learn More

Common Sense Media

Common Sense Media is a non-partisan, not-for-profit organization, that provides trustworthy reviews and ratings of media from a child development perspective, parenting tips about media management.  Learn More

Connect Safely

The Parent & Educator Guide to Media Literacy & Fake News.  Learn More

Cool Mom Tech

Cool Mom Tech is the intersection of tech and style, of parenting, and practicality. Check out their content on internet safety.  Learn More

Fatherly

Fatherly offers original reporting, expert parenting advice, and hard-won insights into a challenging, but profoundly rewarding stage of life. Check out their resources on screen time.  Learn More

Media Awareness Network

A Canadian site, the Media Awareness Network is full of media literacy information and activities for parents, teachers, and children.  Learn More

Media Literacy Clearinghouse

Created by noted media literacy authority Frank Baker, the Clearinghouse is a rich source of links for information and activities including articles, lesson plans, activities, and research findings.  Learn More

National Association for Media Literacy Education

NAMLE (formerly the Alliance for a Media Literate America) is a membership organization of media education practitioners. Its mission is to stimulate growth in media literacy education in the United States by providing national leadership, advocacy, networking, and information exchange.  Learn More

National PTA

The National PTA is the nation’s largest volunteer child advocacy organization and is a leader in helping parents learn about media and digital safety.
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Smart Talk

The Smart Talk gets parents and kids together to have a clear conversation about all the devices you use and how to be responsible.  Learn More

Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI)

The Family Online Safety Institute is an international, non-profit organization which works to make the online world safer for kids and their families. Through research, resources, events and special projects, FOSI promotes a culture of responsibility online and encourages a sense of digital citizenship for all.
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Netsmartz

Educational resource from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Discusses various Internet safety topics.  Learn More

Online Safety Redefined: The 3 Key Elements by Stephen Balkam, CEO, Family Online Safety Institute

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In Case You Missed It is a video series about the latest and greatest websites, apps and products to help you manage your kids online and media activities.

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