Teaching kids to be responsible and ethical users of the Internet and online resources, while also protecting their safety, is the responsibility of both the school and the family. The District employs technology protection measures to filter access to inappropriate content, but no measure is 100% effective, and these protection measures only work on the district network. Most risky online behavior occurs when the student is at home or is using a mobile device off of the district network.
Keeping Kids Safe Online -- In this video by Common Sense Media, kids provide ten tips for staying safe online.
Common Sense Media provides Family Media Agreements by different age levels, which can be used to establish guidelines and expectations around media use. Click on the links below to download and view the media agreements.
Advice for Parents -- Common Sense Media provides links to parenting advice organized by age, topics, and media type. Topics include digital citizenship, Internet safety, cyberbullying, games, apps, and websites.
Connect Safely -- Safety tips, advice, and resources. Target audience: Teens, parents, and educators.
CyberSafe Girls -- This resource from the National Crime Prevention Council provides parents with resources to talk with your daughter about cyber safety. Target audience: Parents of girls.
Tips for Parents -- This resource from the National Crime Prevention Council provides parents with resources to talk with your child about Internet safety. Target audience: Parents
Cyberbullying Resources -- This resource from the National Crime Prevention Council provides parents with resources about the topic of cyberbullying. Target audience: Parents
Safety Mode on YouTube -- Limit access to inappropriate videos on YouTube.