How can WE keep your children safe while using the Internet?
How are WE keeping your children safe while using the Internet at school?
At School Students in grade 1-4 have usernames and passwords which allows us to monitor their activity. ECLC classes have class accounts Accounts give them limited access We have a firewall that doesn’t allow access to certain sites http://blogs.villagevoice.com/runninscared/Facebooklogopic.png http://www.steveheitzeg.com/images/Youtube_logo.png
Websites related to curriculum are easily accessible for all students. http://www.netvibes.com/ismes#ISM_Elementary
Students learn to use kid-friendly search engines.
Internet research skills are taught using Google Custom Search Engines.
Students learn a variety ways to search for images to use in projects
On the ES blogs, only students’ first names are to be used. A name should never be matched to an image or video.
When your students are using the Internet at school they are supervised.
How can WE keep your children safe while using the Internet at home?
Spend time online together and have your child show you the sites they like to visit. http://www.news.wisc.edu/newsphotos/images/Pollak_child_test05_11757.jpg
Keep the computer in a common area where you can supervise and monitor usage. http://blogs.nyu.edu/projects/materialworld/laptop.jpg
Set up some basic rules for your children to follow when using the Internet. Some Examples below: Never go on the internet without adult supervision Never trade personal photographs over the Internet. Never reveal personal information, such as address, phone number, or school name or location. Use only a screen name. Never agree to meet anyone from a chat room in person. Never respond to a threatening email or message.
Spend time interacting with your child online and teach/reinforce online safety. http://www.mediterranean-media.com/images/parent.jpg
Teach your children strategies of how to deal with unwanted content. http://www.darkma.net/wp-content/uploads/kids-computer.jpg
Take your child seriously if he or she reports an uncomfortable online exchange. http://www.femaleparent.com/UserFiles/2008/3/11/parents.jpg
Set up something so your child can easily access sites that you feel are appropriate. http://www.masternewmedia.org/images/Google-AdSense-Google-Custom-Search-o.gif http://people.csail.mit.edu/maxg/uid/codetrail/images/web-bookmarks.png
Get an Internet Browser designed for children that will allow you monitor your child’s online activity. http://www.kidzui.com/ http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/11/kidzui-screen.png
Tools for keeping your kids safe at home I Keep Safe http://ikeepsafe.org/PRC/ Cyber Smart http://www.cybersmart.gov.au/Parents.aspx Connect Safely http://www.connectsafely.org/safety-tips.html Family Contract for Online Safety http://www.safekids.com/family-contract-for-online-safety/ Net Safety http://kidshealth.org/parent/positive/family/net_safety.html