The NetSmartz Workshop, an educational resource for parents, teachers, and children of all ages, was created by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) to address the need for children’s internet safety education. Compaq Computer Corp. donated $1.5 million to establish an on-site internet studio at NCMEC with 3D animators, artists, and web developers. This donation allows the NetSmartz Workshop to be shared with children, parents, and educators worldwide via the internet at no cost. The project’s web site features age-appropriate, interactive games and activities that use the latest web technologies to entertain while they teach kids how to stay safe on the web. The site targets every level of the educational process by containing a segment designed especially for kids, a segment for teens, and one for parents and educators. Users can participate in activities, read suggested discussion questions, and get classroom-ready lesson plans related to the site’s online activities.

http://www.netsmartz.org