Netsmartz Kids

Tell A Trusted Adult

Safe Site Strategies

Dear First Grade Parents,


I have talked with your children about Safe Site Strategies when using Web Browsers and the Internet. In this lesson I talked to your children about the concept of being safe online. We brainstormed about being safe at home and how those ways are similar to being safe online. We discussed kid-friendly websites (raz-kids, pebblego, brainpopjr, book flix, starfall and tumblebooks) and things that make websites inappropriate for kids (pictures, words, advertisements etc). Most important is how to navigate away from those inappropriate sites by clicking the home button or turning off the computer screen. Lastly, I showed them a video on netsmartzkids.org. This website was put together by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. I encourage all parents, grandparents or other trusted adults to visit this site with their little ones.

Router

My Trusted Adults!

Today, your child was introduced to Nettie, Webster, Router, and Clicky, our Netsmartz friends. In your child's backpack is a packet from our lesson full of coloring pages, internet safety rules, and most importantly, a page titled "My Trusted Adults!" I would like each family to talk about who their child's trusted adults are and write them on this paper. Then send this paper back to your child's teacher. I will check to see who has returned this paper and they will be able to pick a prize from my treasure box. Afterward, this paper will be returned to your home so that it can be displayed.