Welcome to The Door That is Not Locked website!
Whether you're a grandparent, an aunt or uncle, or perhaps a family friend – if you have kids in your life, it pays to be up-to-date on all things Internet, particularly Internet safety.
The role you play in the lives of children close to you is an important one. Perhaps you're interested in helping teach or reinforce Internet safety strategies. Or, maybe you want to educate yourself on the ins and outs of the online world or about a child's growing personality so you are in a better position to help those children in your life who may be in need of support. Whatever you're interested in, this website is here to help guide you through it.
The online world can be a very exciting place for kids and youth, giving them the ability to do research for school projects, play fun games and interact with one another. But the Internet is a completely public environment, a door that is not locked, that can pose risks to kids and youth. On this website you will find a variety of Internet safety resources and tools that will help you keep kids safer while online. From learning what online activities are popular and how kids' use them, to learning what measures you can put in place to make your home computer safer for kids who might be using it to go online, this website is a great resource.
How to use this site:
Simply click on one of the tabs above with the corresponding age group you are looking for Internet safety information on. You will then find on the left-hand side a list of four categories (“The 411 on Internet activities,” “Relationships and the Internet,” “Child Development,” and “Internet Safety Tools”) that you can click on for more exciting and comprehensive age-specific Internet safety information.
If you can't find what you're looking for, or if you have any questions on comments about this website, please visit our Contact Us section. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to hearing from you!