Site URL: http://www.connectsafely.org/
Content: Connect Safely offers parents a useful collection of safety tips to help them make decisions about how their children can use the Internet, text messaging and social networks. The site offers a large number of practical tips that cover nearly every possible online or social media scenario.
Design: The site has a very basic, borderline amateur design, but that does not really hurt Connect Safely because the information being presented is fairly straightforward. The site consists mostly of text-based stories, though there are a number of active message boards/discussion groups in the “forums” section.
Review: If you are a parent or educator who needs guidelines for online behavior or help decoding what's available, Connect Safely offers everything you need. The presentation may be a little lacking in bells and whistles, but this site works well, and you should be able to find what you need quickly.
Bottom Line: In the ever-changing world of social media, the Internet and whatever new tools may put children at risk, Connect Safely offers an easy way for educators and parents to make informed decisions.