Dear Alaskan Librarian,
Thanks to a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the Alaska State Library and the Alaska Library Association have teamed up to create the "Alaska Internet Circle of Safety." The purpose of this informational campaign is to teach parents about the benefits and risks of Internet use by their children. We are striving to teach the importance of Internet safety in a commonsense, practical manner that avoids sensationalism and fear.
This web site is a major component of this campaign. Please take a few moments to familiarize yourself with the site, and help direct your patrons to this valuable resource.
To help promote the Alaska Internet Circle of Safety and achieve the goals of the project, we are providing each public library in the state with a packet of supplemental materials. This packet includes:
Please note that multiple copies of two DVDs are now available from the Alaska State Library. Internet Safety Force (2007) is a brief video with separate sections for students and parents, and Internet Safety: A Parent's Guide (2007) from Palaestra Training contains over six hours of Internet safety tutorials for parents. We encourage you to utilize these resources.
- a set of informational bookmarks to distribute to patrons,
- copies of an informational pamphlet from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children entitled Keeping Kids Safer on the Internet for distribution to patrons,
- copies of a brochure from the National Center for Missing and Exploited children entitled Your Kids Can Fill in the Blanks. Can You?
- a NetSmartz DVD that contains all the necessary files for a 60-minute community presentation (complete with a Power Point slideshow, script for the presenter, and video files).
- If you need additional copies of any of these resources, please visit the appropriate link at the left.
Thank you in advance for your help promoting the Alaska Internet Circle of Safety to the patrons in your community!