Safety Comes First on the Internet!
Students should inform their teachers and parents immediately of any cyber bullying. Use the internet in a safe, respectful and responsible way.
Q. How can students use the internet safely?
A. There are many ways to use the internet safely. Here are a few ways.
- Let your teachers and parents know immediately, if you receive emails or documents with threatening messages or "bad" words. Don't wait. Keep letting adults know. We are here to help.
- Let your parents know what you are doing on the internet and who you are communicating with.
- Check the URL (web address) of any link you click on. If you don't, you might be redirected to a "bad" site.
- Check out Stop Bullying Now! This site has many good safety tips and games on internet safety.
- Read the
- Don't click on advertisements and pop-up windows.
- Don't send private information like your phone number, address, age, birthdate, name, etc.
- Don't respond to emails and open attachments from unknown sources.
- Don't download software and install it unless it's from a trusted source, like cnet.com.
- Don't open emails or files from unknown sources. They may contain malware, spyware, or viruses.
- Don't sign-up for Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, and other social networks unless you are old enough.
- Don't "make friends" online. Chat only with people you've met at school.
Q. What software can I use to filter out inappropriate websites for my child / student? (Youtube, Facebook, etc.)
A. Use the free and powerful OpenDNS Family Shield solution.
Q. What can I use to teach my child about bullying?
A. Start with the following Resources.
Age Based Internet Safety Tips
Facebook Safety Tips
Stop Cyber and Internet Bullying Now! | Bullying (videos) (3-5)
The Federal Trade Commission (English, Spanish)
OnlineOnGuard.gov -- Net Cetera (English, Spanish), a free online and print guide for parents on talking to your children about safe, respectful and responsible internet use.
Q. My computer was hacked into. Someone took all my email contacts. My friends are getting bogus emails from me. What can I do about this?
A. If you receive emails or documents with threatening messages or "bad" words, let your teachers and parents know immediately. Don't wait. Keep letting adults know. We are here to help.
Use the free and powerful OpenDNS Family Shield solution.
Get both anti-spyware and an anti-virus programs at CNET Downloads. Type, "spyware" and "virus" in the search field. Find what works for you. Visit McAfee.