The separation that existed for parents between an "online life" and a "real life" does not exist for our children. Social and cultural change has not kept pace with technological development. We have had thousands of years of social and cultural history to teach us what works and what does not work as parents. The onset of the internet and social media has happened so rapidly that we don't have the same tool set for online parenting.

It is the mission of the Institute for Internet Safety to change this dynamic forever and to develop the tools we need for effective online parenting. We strive for a world where we will never see children abused, bullied or radicalized online. With your help, we will continue to build the tools we need to create a better future for our children.

IISafety Education begins with these five things:

  1. How do I get started using the Visual Web Scan Reports?
  2. If I am a parent, what social media sites should I be aware of?
  3. How do I change the privacy setting on my social media accounts?
  4. How do I create a positive online image for myself?
  5. How do I clean up a mistake made online?

We offer a wide array of educational materials that will help not only undo any negative information but also give step by step ways to create a positive public persona. Please remember, our primary concern is making sure any and all prospective colleges, universities, employers, organizations find nothing but positive information when they look online.

These three steps are the tools we use to help you keep track of your online image.

  1. We educate you on appropriate online behavior.
  2. Using our Visual Web Scan Reports, we monitor your online behavior and report back to you what we find.
  3. If we find something: a questionable tweet, a drunken picture, we work with you to deal with the issue.
Remember, your most powerful tool to accomplish this is enlisting the help of our qualified professionals and utilizing our Visual Web Scan Reports.