Being Cyber Smart!
A quick guide for students and parents on how to
be cyber safe and cyber smart.
Cyber “DO NOT’s”
 DO NOT publicly display or tell
anyone your real name. Make screen
names that do not reveal personal
in...
CYBER “DO’s”
 DO consult a parent or teacher before
browsing sites you may be unsure of
 DO make screen names that peopl...
How To Raise Digital Citizens
http://www.staysafeonline.org/stay-safe-online/for-parents/raising-digital-
citizens
 Remai...
How To Raise Digital Citizens
http://www.staysafeonline.org/stay-safe-online/for-parents/raising-digital-
citizens
 Keep ...
How To Raise Digital Citizens
http://www.staysafeonline.org/stay-safe-online/for-parents/raising-digital-
citizens
 Revie...
How To Raise Digital Citizens
http://www.staysafeonline.org/stay-safe-online/for-parents/raising-digital-
citizens
 Empow...
Helpful Links
 http://www.staysafeonline.org/stay-
safe-online/for-parents/raising-digital-
citizens
 http://isafe.org/w...
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Being cyber smart!

  1. 1. Being Cyber Smart! A quick guide for students and parents on how to be cyber safe and cyber smart.
  2. 2. Cyber “DO NOT’s”  DO NOT publicly display or tell anyone your real name. Make screen names that do not reveal personal information  DO NOT give away your passwords  DO NOT give away important financial information  DO NOT download files without permission
  3. 3. CYBER “DO’s”  DO consult a parent or teacher before browsing sites you may be unsure of  DO make screen names that people cannot discover your real name or personal information  DO keep your computer clean by regularly running anti-virus scans
  4. 4. How To Raise Digital Citizens http://www.staysafeonline.org/stay-safe-online/for-parents/raising-digital- citizens  Remain positively engaged: Pay attention to and know the online environments your children use. Surf the Internet with them.  Support their good choices: Expand your children’s online experience and their autonomy when developmentally appropriate
  5. 5. How To Raise Digital Citizens http://www.staysafeonline.org/stay-safe-online/for-parents/raising-digital- citizens  Keep a clean machine: Safety and security start with protecting all family computers with a security suite (anti-virus, anti-spyware, and firewall) that is set to update automatically  Know the protection features of the websites and software your children use: All major Internet service providers (ISPs) have tools to help you manage young children’s online experience (e.g., selecting approved websites, monitoring the amount of time they spend online, or limiting the people who can contact them) -
  6. 6. How To Raise Digital Citizens http://www.staysafeonline.org/stay-safe-online/for-parents/raising-digital- citizens  Review privacy settings: Look at the privacy settings available on social networking sites, cell phones, and other social tools your children use.  Teach critical thinking: Help your children identify safe, credible Web sites and other digital content, and be cautious about clicking on, downloading, posting, and uploading content.
  7. 7. How To Raise Digital Citizens http://www.staysafeonline.org/stay-safe-online/for-parents/raising-digital- citizens  Empower your children to handle issues: Your children may deal with situations online such as bullying, unwanted contact, or hurtful comments. Work with them on strategies for when problems arise, such as talking to a trusted adult, not retaliating, calmly talking with the person, blocking the person, or filing a complaint.
  8. 8. Helpful Links  http://www.staysafeonline.org/stay- safe-online/for-parents/raising-digital- citizens  http://isafe.org/wp/

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