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Internet Safety

Safety Rules for Students: 

  1. I will not give out personal information such as my address,  telephone number, parents’ work address/telephone number, or the name and location of my school without my parents’ permission.
  2. I will tell my parents right away if I come across any information that makes me feel uncomfortable.
  3. I will never agree to get together with someone I “meet” online without first checking with my parents.  If my parents agree to the meeting, I will be sure that it is in a public place and bring them along.   
  4. I will never send a person my picture or anything else without first checking with my parents.
  5. I will not respond to any messages that are mean or in any way make me feel uncomfortable. It is not my fault if I get a message like that. If I do I will tell my parents right away so that they can contact the service provider.
  6. I will talk with my parents so that we can set up rules for going online. We will decide upon the time of day that I can be online, the length of time I can be online and appropriate areas for me to visit. I will not access other areas or break these rules without their permission.
  7. I will not give out my Internet password to anyone (even my best friends) other than my parents.
  8. I will check with my parents before downloading/installing software, or doing anything that could possibly hurt our computer or jeopardize my family's privacy.
  9. I will be a good online citizen and not do anything that hurts other people or is against the law.

I will help my parents understand how to have fun and learn things online, and teach them things about the Internet, computers and other technology.

 

Sites for Parents: 
It is important for parents to be educated on Internet Safety. Visit the sites below to learn more.

Disney's Online Safety Site
This website provides tips for parents to assist with teaching kids how to safely navigate the Internet.

Federal Trade Commission
This FTC site provides practical tips from the federal government and the technology industry to help you be on guard against Internet fraud, secure your computer, and protect your personal information.

i-SAFE America
This website provides a range of resources for parents and students.

Microsoft Online Safety
This site offers parents tips on cyberbullying, strong passwords, importance of security updates, videos, and comics.

NetSmartz.org
This site offers parents a variety of tools for parents to use to facilitate discussions regarding Internet safety.

Netlingo
Learn what the acronyms stand for so you are informed what your child is communicating.

Parent Tips on Social Networking
This site provides parents with a guide to social network sites and tips for safe social networking.

SafeKids.com
The site provides safety advice, tools, tips, and articles related to Internet safety for parents and kids.