Internet Safety Resources
- Online Safety Guide
- National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
- Safe Florida—Cyber Safety
- Cyber Safety for Young Americans—FBI
Since the Internet is a global electronic network of information not under the control of the Miami‑Dade Public Library System, the Library cannot regulate the nature or content of the information accessed nor the availability of any given Internet site. There may be sites that carry information some individuals consider controversial, inappropriate, or offensive.
Librarians cannot act in the place of parents in providing constant care and supervision of children as they explore the Internet. The responsibility for what minors read or view on the Internet rests with parents or guardians.
Internet Safety Guidelines
- Use the Internet as a family. Join your children in Internet exploration.
- Explore the wide range of available information and tell your children about sites you consider inappropriate for them.
- Encourage children to use sites recommended on the Library's Home Page and counsel them to avoid sites you consider unsuitable.
- Provide guidelines for your children on the amount of time they spend online, just as with television viewing.
- Instruct children NEVER to give out personal information (name, address, password, telephone number, credit card number) online.
- Teach children to be good online consumers. As with print information, consider the source, date, and accuracy of online information.