What is McGruff.org?
McGruff.org is a site created for children to learn about staying safe from all kinds of dangers from fires to bullies to guns. There is a section on this site devoted to cybersafety.
- a definition of cyberbullying and how to tell parents if a child is being bullied online.
- games to reinforce internet safety. The games on the site include one-question quizzes intermixed with matching and unscrambling games. Another part of the game creates an instant messaging scenario to test if your child would answer correctly to a potential threatening contact. When the games are completed successfully, the child can print out a certificate for the accomplishment of their cyber knowledge.
- information on carefully choosing what you watch.
- a section on staying safe online. This section also includes an internet safety pledge. This pledge can be printed out and placed by your family's computer.