Family Safety

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Family safety and security

Sections:

Online Safety Tips
Consumer Safety Tips
Filtering Software

Reporting Trouble Online

Domestic Violence Hotlines and Resources

 


 

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Safety

Online Safety Tips

This is a great place for both new and advanced Web users to find information on using the Internet wisely.

1. Keep your passwords private, even from your best friend! Your online service will never ask for your passwords, no one else should.

2. Use only your member name and/or e-mail address when chatting or sending e-mail. Never give out personal information like your name,
address, or phone number.

3. Do not share photos of yourself, your family, or your home with people you meet online.

4. Always delete unknown e-mail attachments without opening them. They can contain destructive viruses.

5. If a person writes something that is mean or makes you feel uncomfortable, don't respond. Just log off and report it to your online service provider.

6. Remember that nothing you write on the Web is completely private - including e-mail. Careful and think about what you write and who you tell.

7. Not everyone is as nice, cute, and funny as they may sound online. Never make plans to meet an online "friend" in person.

8. WHEN IN DOUBT ask for help -- and LOG OFF if you're not sure! You can always go back online later.

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Consumer Safety Tips

 

Safety tips from the Federal Trade Commission can be found at here.

 

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Filtering Software

 

 

KidsWatch parental control software:

your fastest and easiest solution to safeguard your
children's' Internet experience and maximize the
efficiency of the time they spend on the computer.
Now, you can set computer usage time limits, by
child, ensuring homework is a priority to:

  • Internet chats, including Instant messaging
  • YouTube, Facebook and Myspace Web Visits
  • Online Gaming and Gaming Software Downloads
  • Music Downloads

KidsWatch is much more than the best-rated time management solution. It is loaded and preloaded with many optional benefits and features that improve the security and the quality of the Internet your children see. Installing KidsWatch on your computer is customizing the Internet, by child, the way you want your kids to experience it.

Other Resources:

ADL Hate Filter - Anti-Defamation League Hate Filter

Netnanny - Net Nanny

X-Stop - X-Stop

 

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Reporting Trouble Online

 

CyberTipline - Hotline if you have information on a missing child.

Department of Justice Online - U.S. Department of Justice Online - Information on the U.S. Dept. of Justice.

FBI Parents Online - FBI Online Pamphlet - A Parent's Guide to Internet Safety.

Officer.com - Directory of law enforcement agencies in the U.S. and around the world.

OurMissingChildren - The official Our Missing Children site of Canada.

Suicide Prevention Center - Suicide prevention information.

US ATF - U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) - Information on the ATF.

 

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Domestic Violence Hotlines and Numbers

Visit the U.S. Department of Justice Violence Against Women Office for information and resources, including government press releases and statements or RAINN  the largest anti-sexual assault organization page.

 

  1. Alabama Coalition Against Domestic Violence  P.O. Box 4762 Montgomery, AL 36101 1-800-650-6522 (state) TTY: 1-800-787-3224 Another State: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
  2. Alaska Network on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault 130 Seward Street, Room 209 Juneau, AK 99801 Phone: 907-586-3650 FAX: 907-463-4493 Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
  3. Arizona Coalition Against Domestic Violence 301 E. Bethany Home Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85013 Phone: 602-279-2900 FAX: 602-279-2980 TTY: 602-279-7270 1-800-782-6400 E-mail: acadv@azcadv.org
  4. Arkansas Coalition Against Domestic Violence 1401 West Capitol Ave, Suite 170 Little Rock AR 72201 Phone: (501) 907-5612 FAX: (501)907-5618 Toll Free: (800)269-4668
  5. Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence 1030 N. Ventra Rd Oxnard, CA 93030 Phone: 805-654-6014 FAX: 805-654-1264 24-Hour Hotline: 805-656-1111 Spanish Hotline: 800-300-2181 TDD: 805-656-4439
  6. Orange County Child Abuse Hotline 714-940-1000
  7. Statewide California Coalition for Battered Women PO Box 19005 Long Beach CA 90807 Toll-Free: 888-SCCBW-52 Phone: 562-981-1202 Fax: 562-981-3202 E-mail: sccbw@sccbw.org
  8. Colorado Coalition Against Domestic Violence  P.O. Box 18902 Denver, CO 80218 TOLL-FREE: 888-778-7091 Phone: 303-831-9632 FAX: 303-832-7067 E-mail: ccadv@ccadv.org
  9. D.C. Coalition Against Domestic Violence Domestic Violence Intake Center 500 Indiana Ave NW Superior Court Room 4235 Washington, DC 20001 Phone: 202-879-7851 FAX: 202-387-5684 Hours: 8:30am-4:30pm
  10. Delaware Coalition Against Domestic Violence 100 W. 10th Street Suite 703 Wilmington, DE 19801 Phone: 302-658-2958 FAX: 302-658-5049 Hotline: 1-800-799-7233
  11. Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence 425 Office Plaza Dr. Tallahassee, FL 32301 TOLL-FREE: 800-500-1119 Phone: 850-425-2749 FAX: 850-425-3091 FL Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-500-1119 FL Domestic Violence Hotline TTY: 1-800-621-4202
  12. Florida Domestic Violence Crisis And Support Resources
  13. Georgia Advocates for Battered Women and Children 250 Georgia Avenue, S.E., Suite 308 Atlanta, GA 30312 TOLL-FREE: 800-334-2836 Phone: 404-524-3847 FAX: 404-524-5959
  14. Hawaii State Coalition Against Domestic Violence 716 Umi St., Unit 210 Honolulu, HI 96819 Phone: 808-832-9316 Fax: 808-841-6028 Email: hscadv@pixi.com 24 Hr Shelters (Hawaii..By Island)
  15. Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence  515 28th St Des Moines, IA 50312 TOLL-FREE: 800-942-0333 Phone: 515-244-8028 FAX: 515-244-7417
  16. Idaho Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence  815 Park Blvd, Suite 140 Boise, ID 83712 TOLL-FREE: 888-293-6118 Phone: 208-384-0419 FAX: 208-331-0687 E-mail: jmatshushita@idvsa.org
  17. Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence 801 South 11th Street Springfield, Illinios 62703 Phone: 217-789-2830 FAX: 217-789-1939 TTY: 217-241-0376 E-mail: ilcadv@springnet1.com
  18. Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence 1915 W. 18th Street Indianapolis, IN 46202 TOLL-FREE: 800-538-3393 Phone: 317-917-3685 Fax 317-917-3695 Crisis Line: 1-800-332-7385
  19. Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence 220 S.W. 33rd, Suite 100 Topeka, KS 66611 TOLL-FREE: 888-END-ABUSE (Kansas state-wide hotline) Phone: 785-232-9784 FAX: 785-266-1874
  20. Kentucky Domestic Violence Association P.O. Box 356 Frankfort, KY 40602 Phone: 502-209-5382 FAX: 502-226-5382
  21. Louisiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence P.O. Box 77308 Baton Rouge, LA 70879-7308 Phone: 225-752-1296 FAX: 225-751-8927
  22. Maine Coalition to End Domestic Violence 170 Park St. Bangor, ME 04401 Phone: 207-941-1194 FAX: 207-941-2327 Email: mcedv@mcedv.org
  23. Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence 6911 Laurel Bowie Road, Suite 309 Bowie, MD 20715 TOLL-FREE: 800-MD-HELPS Phone: 301-352-4574 FAX: 301-809-0422
  24. Jane Doe Inc./Massachusetts Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence  14 Beacon Street, Suite 507 Boston, MA 02108 Phone: 617-248-0922 FAX: 617-248-0902 TTY/TDD: 617-263-2200
  25. Bay County Women's Center P.O. Box 1458 Bay City, MI 48706 TOLL-FREE: 800-834-2098 Phone: 517-686-4551 FAX: 517-686-0906 Michigan 24-Hour Crisis Line: 517-265-6776
  26. Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women 450 North Syndicate Street, Suite 122 St. Paul, MN 55104 Metro-Area Hotline: 651-646-0994 Phone: 651-646-6177 FAX: 651-646-1527 E-mail: mcbw@pclink.com
  27. Missouri Coalition Against Domestic Violence 1000-D Northeast Drive Jefferson City, MO 65109 Phone: 573-636-8776 FAX: 573-636-6613
  28. Montana Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence Montana Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence PO Box 818 Helena MT 59624 tel: 406.443.7794 or toll free at 888-404-7794 fax: 406.443.7818
  29. Nebraska Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Coalition 825 M Street, Suite 404 Lincoln, NE 68508-2253 TOLL-FREE: 800-876-6238 Phone: 402-476-6256 FAX: 402-476-6806
  30. Nevada Network Against Domestic Violence 220 S. Rock Blvd. Ste. 7 Reno , NV 89502 TOLL-FREE: 800-500-1556 Phone: 775-828-1115 FAX: 775-828-9991
  31. New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence P.O. Box 353Concord, NH 03302-0353 TOLL-FREE: 800-852-3388 (in New Hampshire) Helpline: 603-225-9000 (outside of New Hampshire) Phone: 603-224-8893 Fax: 603-228-6096 1-866-644-3574 For a domestic violence center near you 1-800-277-5570 Sexual Assault
  32. New Mexico State Coalition Against Domestic Violence 200 Oak St NE #4 Albuquerque, NM 87106 TOLL-FREE: 800-773-3645 (in New Mexico Only) Legal Helpline: 800-209-DVLH Phone: 505-246-9240 FAX: 505-246-9434 E-mail: nmcadv@nmcadv.org
  33. New York State Coalition Against Domestic Violence 350 New Scotland Avenue Albany New York 12208 Phone: 518-482-5465 English: 1-800-942-6906 English TTY: 1-800-818-0656 Spanish: 1-800-942-6908 Spanish TTY: 1-800-780-7660 Email us at nyscadv@nyscadv.org
  34. North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence 123 W. Main Street, Suite 700 Durham , NC 27701 Phone: 919-956-9124 FAX: 919-682-1449 Toll Free: 1-888-232-9124
  35. North Dakota Council on Abused Women's Services State Networking Office 418 East Rosser Avenue, Suite 320 Bismarck, ND 58501 TOLL-FREE: 800-472-2911 (In ND Only) Phone: 701-255-6240 FAX: 701-255-1904
  36. Ohio Domestic Violence Network 4807 Evanswood Drive Suite 201 Columbus , Ohio 43229 (614) 781-9651 (614) 781-9652 Fax (614) 781-9654 TTY E-mail: info@odvn.org
  37. Oklahoma Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault 3815 N. Santa Fe Avenue, Suite 124 Oklahoma City , OK 73118 405-524-0700 telephone 405-524-0711 fax
  38. Oregon Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault 380 Spokane St. Suite 100 Portland , OR 97202 Telephone: 503-230-1951 Fax: 503-230-1973 Statewide Crisis Number: 1-888-235-5333
  39. Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence/National Resource Center on Domestic Violence 6440 Flank Drive, Suite 1300 Harrisburg, PA 17112-2778 TOLL-FREE: 800-932-4632 Phone: 717-545-6400 FAX: 717-545-9456
  40. Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence 422 Post Road, Suite 202 Warwick, RI 02888 TOLL-FREE: 800-494-8100 Phone: 401-467-9940 FAX: 401-467-9943 ricadv@ricadv.org
  41. South Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault P.O. Box 7776 Columbia, SC 29202-7776 TOLL-FREE: 800-260-9293 Phone: 803-256-2900 FAX: 803-256-1030
  42. South Dakota Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault P.O. Box 141 Pierre, SD 57501 TOLL-FREE: 800-572-9196 Phone: 605-945-0869 FAX: 605-945-0870
  43. Tennessee Task Force Against Domestic Violence P.O. Box 120972 Nashville, TN 37212 TOLL-FREE: 800-289-9018 Phone: 615-386-9406 FAX: 615-383-2967
  44. Texas Council on Family Violence P.O. Box 161810 Austin, TX 78716 TOLL-FREE: 800-525-1978 Phone: 512-794-1133 FAX: 512-794-1199
  45. Vermont Network Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault P.O. Box 405 Montpelier, VT 05601 Phone: 802-223-1302 FAX: 802-223-6943 E-mail: vnadvsa@sover.net
  46. Virginians Family Violence and Sexual Assault Hotline 2850 Sandy Bay Road, Suite 101 Williamsburg, VA 23185 TOLL-FREE: 800-838-VADV Phone: 757-221-0990 FAX: 757-229-1553
  47. Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence WSCADV- Olympia Office 101 N. Capitol Way, Suite 103 Olympia, WA 98501 Phone: 360-586-1022 Fax: 360-586-1024 TTY: 360-586-1029
  48. West Virginia Coalition Against Domestic Violence Elk Office Center 4710 Chimney Drive, Suite A Charleston, WV 25302 Phone: 304-965-3552 FAX: 304-965-3572
  49. Manitowoc Domestic Violence Center PO Box 1142 Manitowoc, WI 54220 Phone: 920-684-5770
  50. Wyoming Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault 409 South 4th Street P.O. Box 236 Laramie, WY 82073 TOLL-FREE: 800-990-3877 Phone: 307-755-5481 FAX: 307-755-5482
  51. YWCA Battered Women Task Force 225 SW 12th St. Topeka, KS 66612 Daytime: 785-354-7927 Evening and Weekend: 785-234-3300 Outside Topeka: 1-888-822-2983

 

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