Cyberbullying and Internet Safety
Making smart and safe choices!
Learning about what is appropriate to put online and what is not!
Think before you post!
What is Cyberbullying? How to Prevent it?
Take a Stand!
I loved the Stop, Block, and Tell!
If you are targeted by a cyberbully:
Don't do anything. Take 5! to calm down.
Block the cyberbully or limit all communications to those on your buddy list.
- and Tell!
Tell a trusted adult, you don't have to face this alone.
Report cyberbullying to wiredsafety.org
A very important step in this process it to stop and take a break. It is important for students to step back, take a deep breath, and cool down. They do not want to approach someone or respond too quickly when they are still angry. If they do write something or say something when they are aggravated then they are more likely to write something they will regret. So remember to Take 5!
-1. No talking to strangers
-2. Keep your privacy
-3. If you have a bad feeling about something don't be afraid to reach out to your parents or an adult you trust
It is so important to make sure kids know that there are people out there whose main goal is to take advantage of young children. Children need to have their guards up and if something seems fishy or not right they need to tell an adult they trust immediately.
Internet Safety Tips for Elementary Students!
Common Sense Media gives five internet safety basics for children.
Help your kids understand that they should:
- Never share their names, schools, ages, phone numbers, or addresses;
- Never send pictures to strangers;
- Keep passwords private (except to parents);
- Never open email from strangers – it may contain viruses that can harm a computer; and
- Immediately tell an adult if something mean or creepy happens.
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