__Due to ongoing health issues, the Special Needs Homeschool site has not been updated. The resources here are timeless and I hope you continue to visit and share! I am hoping to get back here as soon as the dust settles to update and revive SNH. In the meantime, the SNH Facebook page and group are hopping with resources and support.
Children with special needs are sometimes more susceptible in wandering, especially on the world wide web. As modern day homeschoolers, the Internet is a tool used frequently for fun and for learning. The world is a whole lot bigger on the Internet and pedophiles are numerous. They know their way around laws and have many ways to let children (and us adults) not know who they are, safety first! Over time I’ve gathered some resources that parents and children can utilize to ensure safety while enjoying all the Internet has to offer.
Microsoft made this website which is in two parts, ages 5 to 7 and 8 to 10. The Bad Guy Patrol is a great interactive way to teach how to stay away from “bad guys on the Internet”. They also have a parents section through a link on the bottom of the home page. http://www.badguypatrol.ca/
In a class of its own: NetSmartz has it all, for parents, teachers, law and enforcement, kids, teens, preteens, and lots of information in an easy laid out website. If you scroll down a bit, you can look for information by topic, everything from cell phones to cyberbullying to gaming and everything in between. http://www.netsmartz.org/