Internet Safety

By Kylee Golden

How can I stay safe on the Internet?

  • Talk with your parents about Internet Safety. This will help you to understand what sites you are allowed to go on.
  • Always go to a trusted adult if you come across something that is inappropriate.
  • Always go to a trusted adult if anyone online asks to meet with you face-to-face.
  • Never give out personal information such as your name, age, address or phone number.
  • Never post your picture to a web site without permission from a parent.

Discussion Questions:

  • What are your favorite things to do online?
  • What is personal information? Why should you keep it private?
  • What could you do to be safer online?
  • What would you do if anyone online asked to meet face-to-face?
  • Who are the people that you can talk to if you feel that you are in an unsafe or scary situation online?

QUICK TIPS TO INTERNET SAFETY:

Video: Internet Safety for Kids

Internet Safety for Kids K-3

What is Cyber Bullying?

  • Bullying that takes place online.
  • A cyber bully could be someone you know or someone that you do not know.
  • Cyber bullying can take place on social media websites or through instant messaging.

If you are being Cyber Bullied:

  • Do NOT respond to rude emails, messages or comments.
  • Block anyone who is sending you mean or hurtful messages.
  • Tell a parent if cyberbullying is taking place.

How can I avoid cyber bullying?

  • Think before you send a message or post a comment.
  • Do not write anything that would hurt someone's feelings.
  • It is important to treat others how you would want to be treated.
  • Remember, another person cannot see your facial expressions online, they will not know if you are kidding.

Reflection Questions:

  • Why do you think people cyber bully?
  • Have you ever sent a mean message because you were upset or angry?
  • Have you ever been cyber bullied?
  • Who would you talk to if it happened to you?

Video: Cyber Bullying

Student video "What is Cyberbullying?"