The Internet and You!
-Always be SAFE when exploring the Internet.
-Never MEET someone you have just talked to online.
-Don't ACCEPT e-mails, messages, texts or files from people you don't know.
-Not all information on the internet is RELIABLE, check it out before you believe it.
-TELL an adult you trust immediately if something makes you feel uncomfortable or unsafe.
Safely Search the Web
*Before going anywhere you should always ask your parent or teacher first.
*Only talk to people you know when you are on the internet, never talk to strangers.
*Stick to places that are just right for you.
-Always visit websites that are good and appropriate.
-Avoid sites that are not allowed or inappropriate for kids.
Create a Strong Password
-Only you and your parents should know your password.
-Don't use passwords that are easy to guess, like your nickname or pet's name.
-Don't use a word in the dictionary as a password.
-Create passwords that have at least 8 characters.
-When creating a password be sure to include a combination of letters, numbers and symbols.
-Be sure to change your password regularly (every 6 months), this helps with your security.
"Netiquette" (noun)- The social code of learning on the internet
- Ask- Ask your teacher for permission to use the internet.
- Good Conduct- Follow your teachers directions and the school's rules when surfing the web.
- Appropriate content- Do not access inappropriate sites. Sites should be used for education only.
- Hide your name- Do not use your real name online. Create a Username.
- Keep your address private- Never give out your address, this helps avoid unwanted guests.
- No Number- Never give your number out on the internet.
- No Chat Rooms- Stay away from chat rooms because they are not supervised by teachers.
- Report cyber bullies- Tell a teacher about cyber-bullies, this can help keep cyber- space safer for everyone.
- Ask to email- Ask your teacher's permission before you send an e-mail, this way the teacher can make sure you send it out correctly.
Digital Passport- Fun and Educational way for kids to learn how to use the Internet.
*Cyber-bullying- The use of digital media tools such as the internet and cell phones to deliberately upset or harass someone else.
The Power of Words - Words can hurt and cause others to become angry, upset or sad.
-Kids may use more hurtful and extreme language online than offline.
-Cyber-bullying can happen anytime and anywhere online.
-Online messages can be more confusing because there are no face-to-face cues to help you understand people's real intentions.
If you are a victim of cyber-bullying you should...
1. Don't respond or retaliate.
2. Block the "Bully".
3. Save and print the bullying messages.
4. Talk to a friend.
5. Tell a trusted adult.
Keep Personal Information Private
When online never give out your personal information, it could be a security hazard and put you in danger!
Private information includes...
*Credit Card Number
*Name of School
*Personal Family Information
Get Your Parents Involved!
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* J. Steyer, L. Perle, & A. Shenkan. (2013). Media and technology resources for educators. Retrieved September 15, 2013, from http://www.commonsensemedia.org/educators
* Common Sense Media. (2013). Digital Passport. Retrieved September 15, 2013, from https://digitalpassport.org/educator.registration
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