Technology is an integral part of our students’ lives. Since it comes naturally to them, the dangers involved with using it are often not taken into consideration.
Internet Safety Information
Technology is an integral part of our students’ lives. Since it comes naturally to them, the dangers involved with using it are often not taken into consideration. This website provides resources to help students use technology safely and responsibly. More information for students, teachers, and parents can be found under the Internet Safety link in the left margin of this page. Safe surfing everyone!
Want to learn more about Cyberbullying and how to prevent it? Carnegie Mellon University has resources you can use with your students. Click here to visit the website. Don’t forget to look at the “Hint Sheets” on the right. They also have a list of “cyber” terminology in their “Cyberpedia“. Scroll down to the Cyberpedia heading to access the list. For example, I learned that “flaming” is when someone intentionally posts mean and insulting comments about someone else. Needless to say, NO FLAMING ALLOWED! You may, however, peruse the website at your leisure. Enjoy!
A good alternative for internet searching. Google Safe Search still lets some words and phrases through. After typing a few “test” words, this one seems to block that. Inappropriate searches get a screen that says, “Oops, try again.” If you click on Parents at the bottom, you can learn more and see how to report inappropriate sites that sneak through their filters.
Internet Safety Files
The California Technology Assistance Project (CTAP
Internet Safety Resources
- Use of Copyrighted Education Materials
- California AB 86 Assembly Bill
- Cyber Bullying Crossword
- Cyber Bullying Word Find
- Cyber Predators Get the Facts Right
- Net Cetera
- Safe Responsible Social Networking
- Top Ten Teen Tips Cellphones
- Top Ten Teen Tips Passwords
- Top Ten Teen Tips Prevention
- Top Ten Teen Tips Response
ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) has established standards for best practices in learning and teaching in the digital age.
Cybersecurity information from the Department of Homeland Security.
- 10 Online Safety Tips for Parents
- 7 Steps to Combat Cyberbullying
- Chat Room Safety
- Cyber Bullying Research Center
Go to this website for up to date information and resources on cyber bullying.
- Facebook Family Safety Center
Visit this website from home to access resources for keeping your child safe within the Facebook community.
Learn how to have safe online experiences.
- Internet 101
- NetSmartz Workshop
Interactive materials about online safety. (Teachers: Make sure you check out the Activity Cards!)
- OnGuard Online
Several safety resources from the US Dept. of Education and other government agencies (Resources include games and videos!)