Internet Safety

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The Internet, social media, mobile phones, tablets, and movies have become a noticeable part of daily life. With all the benefits of being digitally connected, there are also some challenges for parents. How can we help protect and guide our children to utilize the internet safely?

Family Agreement

Click here to access a Family Media Agreement.  This agreement can be customized to fit the needs of your family. The Family Media is a great way to start conversations in your home about how to stay safe online. 

Chromebook Handbook

Click here to view the Chromebook Handbook for Middle School Students who have been issued a Chromebook. 

Manual del Chromebook 1:1 en Español

Content Filter 

The district utilizes an Internet content filter that is in compliance with the federally mandated Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA). All Chromebooks, regardless of physical location (in or out of school), will have all Internet activity protected and monitored by the district. If a site is blocked in school then it will be blocked out of school. 

 

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Resources for Families

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Link

Description

Common Sense Media

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/parent-concerns

 

Common Sense is the nation’s leading independent non-profit organization dedicated to empowering kids to thrive in a world of media and technology.

CyberSmart

http://www.cybersmart.org/home

 

Comprehensive curriculum designed for teachers and parents. The content covers appropriate use of the Internet, property rights, ethics, and website evaluation.

Keeping Kids Safe Online

https://goo.gl/T7tAc5

 

Information and resources to assist parents in keeping their children safe online when at home.

Kidz Privacy

http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/tech/tec08.shtm

 

The Federal Trade Commission has created a website for parents and kids with loads of tips on safety and privacy issues.

NetSmartz

http://www.netsmartz.org

 

The NetSmartz Workshop is an interactive, educational safety resource that teaches kids and teens how to stay safer on the Internet. This is a very good website with lesson resources for teachers and information for parents.

SafeKids

http://www.safekids.com/

 

This website has some good information for parents and/or teachers. It also has an Internet Safety Quiz that kids can take regarding fundamental Internet safety issues.

U.S. Department of Education

http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/os/technology/safety.html

 

The Department of Education’s Office of Educational Technology Internet Safety website.

Walt Disney Internet Group

http://disney.go.com/legal/internet_safety.html

 

Disney’s list of safety issues and great websites.