Illinois Attorney General's Office
Stay Connected in the New Year

Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s Internet Safety Team regularly provides schools, teachers, students and parents with online safety tips, helping children understand the importance of using safe online practices. Our statewide survey of more than 800 third- through eighth-grade students revealed technology is highly integrated into young people’s daily lives. They are actively communicating with friends, family and even strangers through video games, social media, instant messaging apps and text messaging. In an effort to assist schools in the ongoing challenge of meeting the needs of the connected generation, the Attorney General’s Office is excited to offer new and updated resources for students, families and educators.

We know that Illinois youth are making positive digital choices, but they continue to need support and guidance. Digital safety education and prevention is a year-round initiative. Through the tools and resources we have developed for your use, along with our student, parent and staff presentations, we hope to help you prepare your students for safe technology and Internet use. For even more resources and support, visit Common Sense Media , Netsmartz and the FBI’s Safe Online Surfing websites.

February 9th is Safer Internet Day around the globe. In your school and community, take this opportunity to spark further conversation about how we can all help to make the Internet a safe, fun and educational space. The Attorney General’s Office can assist you with our helpful resources:

Share resources with families via an email blast.

Implement an Online Action Day in your school or classroom.

Use our Classroom Activities, such as the student scenario cards.

E-BULLY Tipline

The E-Bully Tipline provides assistance to kids, teens, parents and school personnel coping with cyberbullying and Internet safety issues. If you believe that you or someone you know is being bullied online, please call 1-888-414-7678 to contact an Internet Safety Specialist.

Click here for more information on apps and sites trending with Illinois youth, as well as online resources for students, parents and educators.