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A Note to Bath County Parents

The internet has become increasingly integrated into nearly every aspect our daily lives, and shows no sign of slowing down. We look to the internet for educational information, business resources, finances-banking and investment, submitting our taxes, community information, road and terrain maps, video, music, purchases of all sorts and much more.

Just as we lead our children through their educational development in other areas, parents and schools have a responsibility to teach children safe and effective ways to navigate and evaluate through the masses of information and other resources available online. Parents, please take an active role in this important asbect of your child's development. Your public schools pledge to assist in this process, to help give our children the skills they need in the 21st century.

The resources on these web pages are posted to help give you the building blocks you need to learn more about internet safety, as well as tools and strategies to ensure that your children stay safe as they explore their digital world.

Child-Safe Internet Resources ‎

Whyville - A social networking & game site for kids

OnGuard - Online

Content Filtering

K9 Web Filtering Software - Free Software

Cybersitter Internet Content Filter

Google Introduces Locking Feature to its SafeSearch setting

B Gone Content Filter - Free Software

Internet Safety Resources/Issues

Internet Safety Pledge for Grades 3-6

Grades K-6: My Rules for Online Safety

Internet Safety Activities for Students - Grades K-6

NetSmartz 411 - Parent Help Line

Net Family News

Web Wise Kids - Internet Safety Site

Teen's suicide spurs cyberbully law

Age-based guidelines for kids' Internet use

Using family contracts to help protect your kids online

Help protect kids online: 4 things you can do

Teach kids online security basics

NetSmartz Internet Safety

Virus Protection

Microsoft Free Anti-Virus Product

AVG Free AntiVirus Software