About Us

Our Mission: Making the World a Safer Place, One Article at a Time

The Internet Safety Project is a non-profit venture that began its journey at Brigham Young University but is no longer at the University. The organization is dedicated to educating parents, teachers, and teens about the benefits and risks of technology. Our goal is to make solutions to technical issues accessible in an educational, entertaining, and useful way. The Internet Safety Project has historically focused primarily on two sub-projects: the Internet Safety Podcast (founded in 2007) and the Internet Safety Wiki (founded in 2008). Both the Podcast and the Wiki address issues involving Internet safety, but take different approaches.The Internet Safety Project is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating parents, teachers, and teens about the benefits and risks of cyber-technology. The Internet Safety Project's websites help make solutions to technical issues accessible in an educational, entertaining, and useful way. Our mission is to maximize the benefits of technology while minimizing the downsides.

Creator

The Internet Safety Podcast is hosted by Dr. Charles D. Knutson, associate Professor of Computer Science at Brigham Young University. Dr. Knutson, the Founder and Executive Producer of the Internet Safety Podcast has been hanging out in the technology space since his teen years in the '70s, and is a recognized expert in the field of Internet safety. The Internet Safety Podcast addresses not only the most corrosive aspects of emerging communication technologies (such as pornography and online predators), but also more technical topics (such as viruses and malware), as well as parenting and psychological health concerns (such as online gaming addiction).

The Internet Safety Wiki

The Internet Safety Wiki provides articles focused on topics within the realm of Internet safety. The Internet Safety Wiki has become a one-stop shop for information that helps people understand and better manage all of their Internet safety concerns, from cyberbullying, to content filtering, to identity protection, to tracking children's behavior online. We believe in supporting and promoting the effective efforts of existing organizations and service providers. By serving as a clearing house, or "one-stop shop" for youth, adults, parents, and educators, we hope to accelerate and concentrate the effective flow of information to users from sources across the world.

The Internet Safety Project Portal

In 2010 the Internet Safety Podcast and Wiki were combined into the comprehensive portal site that you see before you. In addition to the Podcast and Wiki, the new portal features The Internet Safety Blog, which features a variety of guest bloggers who are leaders and experts on Internet Safety. The site also includes a Twitter feed, newswire, and forum, with other features in the planning and development stages.