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LMK.GirlScouts.org

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Sensible Internet safety guide from the Girl Scouts.

What parents need to know

Positive messages

Encourages responsible and respectful behavior online.

Violence
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Sex
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Language
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Consumerism

The companion site for parents includes information on Windows products and links to its Web site.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this interactive site -- a partnership between the Girl Scouts and Microsoft -- provides helpful information for teens (and parents) about Internet safety issues.

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What's it about?

A partnership between the Girl Scouts of the USA and Microsoft, LMK.GIRLSCOUTS.ORG tackles a topic on many teens' minds: keeping the Internet a fun, friendly space. Along with Internet safety expert Parry Aftab, the site's teen editors -- Girl Scouts from across the country -- offer stories, statistics, tips, and quizzes on cyberbullying, social networking, and online predators, with more subjects coming soon. The project also includes a companion site for parents.

Is it any good?

QUALITY

LMK (cyber-speak for "let me know") takes a refreshingly common-sense approach to online safety: Be savvy -- not scared -- and teach your friends what you've learned. The information provided is smart and thorough (though sometimes a bit redundant), and teens should appreciate hearing what their peers have to say on the subject. Editorially, the site is a little rough around the edges, but it's off to a good start.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about the safety issues discussed on this site. Have your kids or their friends ever been cyberbullied? What steps do they take to protect their privacy on social networking sites? Parents can encourage teens to come talk to them or another

  • trusted adult if they're ever feeling uncomfortable or threatened online.

Website details

Genre:Educational
Pricing structure:Free

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