Parental Education

Here you will find resources to start you on your journey to educate yourself about online safety and child sexual exploitation. These are posted as a guide to help you begin your journey in educating yourself about online safety. The SOVA-ICAC is not responsible for any content posted on a third party site. By providing the links below, the SOVA-ICAC is not endorsing these sites but providing examples of various sites available to those wanting to learn about online safety. Some sites may even post contradictory information or studies. It is up to the parent or guardian to make a decision as to what information is best suited for their family and situation. The SOVA-ICAC does not work for and is not affiliated with any organization linked here unless otherwise noted.

Pink and Blue handprint from our logo representing both girls and boys that we help
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children logo

NetSmartz is the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children’s online safety education program. It has age-appropriate videos and activities all the way through high school ages.

Fight the New Drug logo

Fight the New Drug provides information on the dangers of pornography use for all ages. It approaches the topic from a scientific standpoint, highlighting the physiological and psychological effects on viewers of pornography.

Comparitech logo

Comparitech is a website that reviews and compares various types of technology. They have a section on parental control options, including 3rd party apps/software, as well as parental controls that are standard on popular computer and mobile device operating systems.

Safe Search Kids logo

A pre-filtered search page designed for kids to reduce the risk of accidental or intentional exposure to explicit content. It also includes news, articles, and safety tips for kids and parents. (No search service is 100% guaranteed to filter all explicit content.)

National PTA logo - every child one voice

Information and materials about parenting and online safety in the digital age from the National PTA.

Connect Safely logo

ConnectSafely includes a list of additional sites that deal with topics related to online safety.