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Internet Safety

Page history last edited by Andrea Trowell 8 years, 7 months ago

 

In our globally connected world, the risks that children face today can be very different from those that we faced as children. Online safety is something that parents, teachers and schools are concerned about. Keeping our children safe begins with talking to them about the dangers. Just as our parents taught us not to get into a car with a stranger, we must teach our children how to keep themselves safe online. To read more....Keeping your child safe in an online world.

 

WCPSS suggested websites

Information in this section was obtained from WCPSS at www.wcpss.net.

 

http://www.netsmartz.org/

Excellent website for parents and students. The site has activities that will help you start a conversation with your child about online safety. Netsmartz 411 provides on- and offline learning activities for parents to facilitate discussions with their children and teens about Internet safety.

http://www.getnetwise.org/

Good resource for parents. GetNetWise has resources that show parents how to keep their family’s online experiences safe and secure. There are how-to videos ranging from setting your search engine to filter unwanted sites in its search results to activating your computer’s security settings.

 

Other Resources

 

My Safe Surf

Resource collection by Kevin Honeycutt, Technology Integration Specialist. Includes book lists, websites, a fun internet safety song.

 

Cyberbullying

Information and website links from Emily Stainback, Underwood's Counselor Intern.

 

Dateline's Tips About Bullying

Information from March 3, 2010 broadcast

 

Interactive Websites for Students

 

Internet Safety with Professor Garfield

Fun! Fun! Fun! Kids love this site!

 

Websites suggested by our Counselor, Ms. Judge

 

An Interactive Way to Teach Kids About Bullying

The Stop Bullying Now website is one of the most sophisticated sites I have found for teaching kids new social skills. The website uses a variety of animated cartoons, games, and informational pages to teach kids how to stand up to bullies, what to do when they witness bullies, and recognize bullying behavior in themselves. This is a great resource for parents as well as teachers and counselors

AT&T Parental Controls

This from AT&T ... The Internet offers a world of information. Surfing, shopping and communicating online can provide hours of enjoyment, but as with any public activity, it's important to think about security, personal privacy and safety. Armed with the right information, you can make smart decisions about how to safely use the Internet.

Child Safety from Microsoft

Whether your kids go online to browse, research school projects, play games, or chat with friends, you can help to keep them safer while they explore online with the following articles and tips.

Cyberbullying

a central repository and information clearinghouse for the phenomenon of cyberbullying. To note, cyberbullying is also called "cyber bullying," "electronic bullying," "e-bullying, " "sms bullying," "mobile bullying," "online bullying," "digital bullying," or "Internet bullying." Here we will make available the latest news and headlines, and provide research findings, press releases, reports, and a number of useful resources and materials to assist those in positions that directly or indirectly deal with this problem.

Kidsmart

Kidsmart is an award winning practical internet safety programme website for schools, young people, parents, and agencies, produced by the children's internet charity Childnet International.

Six Ways to Be a Media-Savvy Parent This Year

If you've told yourself that this year you REALLY are going to get caught up to your kids when it comes to digital savvy, you might want to start by looking at the checklist on the Common Sense Media site of six ways to get started.

 

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