Internet Safety For Parents

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A brief overview of my talk with Parents on Monday, Sept. 17.

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Internet Safety For Parents

  1. 1. Internet Safety
  2. 2. The Law <ul><li>As of July 1, the Code of Virginia says that state Department of Education is to issue guidelines to schools for integrating Internet safety into their regular instruction. </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is Internet Safety?
  4. 4. What is Internet Safety?
  5. 5. So what is HCPS doing about this?
  6. 6. Multiple Layers
  7. 7. Multiple Layers <ul><li>Central Office </li></ul>
  8. 8. Multiple Layers <ul><li>Central Office </li></ul><ul><li>Central Office has created multiple websites to facilitate Internet Safety training </li></ul>
  9. 9. Multiple Layers <ul><li>Schools </li></ul>
  10. 10. Multiple Layers <ul><li>Schools </li></ul><ul><li>Everyone at school has a role: principals, guidance, SROs, librarians, and teachers </li></ul>
  11. 11. Multiple Layers <ul><li>Parents </li></ul>
  12. 12. Multiple Layers <ul><li>Parents </li></ul><ul><li>If they have earned your trust, give it to them. If not, unplug the computer and take away their cell phones and interactive gaming devices. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Multiple Layers <ul><li>Parents </li></ul><ul><li>If you haven’t taught them what they need to know by now, we’re all in trouble. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Multiple Layers <ul><li>Parents </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on teaching them to be responsible cybercitizens and to use the filter between their ears. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Multiple Layers <ul><li>Parents </li></ul><ul><li>Emphasize again the risks of sharing personal information and meeting strangers offline. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Multiple Layers <ul><li>Parents </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure they Google themselves often and report what they find. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Multiple Layers <ul><li>Parents </li></ul><ul><li>Teach them to use anti-virus software, to not believe everything they read online and to respect others. Check for adware or spyware often, use a firewall and teach them to come to you if anything goes wrong online. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Multiple Layers <ul><li>Parents </li></ul><ul><li>Ask them to help keep their younger brothers and sisters safe online. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Multiple Layers <ul><li>Parents </li></ul><ul><li>Remind them that you’re still around if they need your help. </li></ul>

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