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Avoid Scams: Safe Online Surfing for Kids

We know parenting is a full-time job, and keeping your kids safe online in an increasingly digital world is a major task! Because U matter to Me (all of us) at UMe, we are sharing some good and vetted resources to help parents and educators stay on top of online safety.

Did U know that the FBI has a great Safe Online Surfing (SOS) program that helps teachers and parents educate their students on how to navigate the web safely? There’s even a different portion for each child’s level and it’s available in English or en Español! Each part contains age-appropriate lessons and games covering topics from cyberbullying to protecting personal information, recognizing trustworthy and untrustworthy sites to avoiding malware, and more.

Anyone can complete the activities on the FBI SOS website. There’s also official testing and competition, but it is only open to students in grades 3 to 8 whose teachers have registered their public, private, or home schools through the SOS website.


For more details, learn more on the FBI’s Safe Online Surfing site

More vetted resources for parents and educators from the FBI can be found here



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