Cyber Safety Community Seminar

Presented by the Michigan Attorney General's office

Cyber Safety Community Seminar

Wednesday, Dec. 2nd, 6-7pm

2615 Baker Road

Dexter, MI

The seminar will take place in the Creekside Cafeteria. There is no child care available at this time. All community members are invited!

Free Community Seminar this Wednesday

On December 2nd and 3rd, representatives from the Michigan Attorney General's office will be leading assemblies for Dexter's K-6 students. As a part of this program, representatives will also be offering a free community seminar for Dexter parents as well! All Dexter parents and community members are invited.

The community seminar provides practical tools including Internet safety tips and how to:

  1. Access the Michigan Sex Offender Registry
  2. Understand the impact of digital footprints
  3. Appreciate the risk of sharing photos with embedded location information
  4. Recognize the potential dangers and legal ramifications of sexting
  5. Identify cyberbullying warning signs and develop a plan of action

This presentation will also cover what the students see in their respective presentations, as well as what OK2SAY is, and how it works.

Michigan CSI (Cyber Safety Initiative) Overview Page

To learn more about the Michigan CSI program, please click on the following link:

Michigan Cyber Safety Initiative Homepage

To preview videos used in student assemblies and the community seminar, please click on the following link:

Michigan Cyber Safety Initiative Presentation Videos

Cyber Safety Assembly and Seminar Descriptions

Kindergarten and 1st Grade Assemblies:

The primary theme of the Kindergarten through 1st grade presentation is the "3 Keeps". Students are instructed to:

  1. Keep safe by carefully guarding their personal information online
  2. Keep away from internet strangers
  3. Keep telling parents or a trusted adult about anything that makes them feel uncomfortable.

This presentation features videos from Common Sense Media that discuss important rules for being safe online and videos from Sesame Street that encourage children to seek the help of an adult they trust when faced with challenging situations like bullying.

2nd and 3rd Grade Assemblies

In addition to the topics covered in the K-1st grade seminar, the 2nd-3rd grade students see two videos by BrainPOP Jr. The first video discusses the need to have permission to go online and to visit only sites where permission has been granted from a teacher or trusted adult. The second video emphasizes how to recognize and respond to a bully.

4th and 5th Grade Assemblies

The 4th - 5th grade presentation teaches students to recognize common Internet predator grooming techniques, as well as additional appropriate responses to bullying and cyberbullying. Dynamic videos are provided compliments of SweetyHigh, the Ad Council, the National Crime Prevention Council, ShakeState, and Ahmir. Lastly, the students are introduced to the OK2SAY student safety hotline, which is an early warning program designed to prevent violence in schools before it occurs.

6th Grade Assemblies

6th grade students first get an in-depth explanation of OK2SAY through a video compliments of Lifetouch National School Studios. They learn what the OK2SAY program is, how it works, what types of incidents they can report, how to submit a tip, and what will happen with the tip. Students then get detailed explanations about bullying, cyberbullying, suicide, sexting, sexual abuse, the predator threat, and how to protect themselves online. Students will see two videos based on the stories of teenage internet predator survivors provided by NetSmartz, they'll watch a video featuring students from Michigan that have died by suicide, the student will view a video showing the impacts of sexting, and they'll watch other videos provided by the Ad Council, Trend Micro, NetSmartz, KSL News, and Keenan West.

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Please feel free to contact Meredith Nickerson, Instructional Technology Coach for Dexter Community Schools