Net Safety For Nss


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How to be safe while surfing the 'net. Aimed at grades K-5.

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Net Safety For Nss

  1. 1. The ‘Net North Street Kids Know How to Safely Use the ‘Net
  2. 2. ‘ T h e N e t <ul><li>‘ Net is a nickname for the Internet . If you </li></ul><ul><li>think about it, the ‘Net is a good name for </li></ul><ul><li>the Internet. A net is a tool that can be used to catch things. You can use the ‘Net to catch all sorts of information. The information can be either good or bad. You need to remember that other people can also use the ‘Net as a tool, too. Other people may use the ‘Net to catch people and put them in harmful or even dangerous situations. We can learn about ways to use the ‘Net as a safe tool and catch good information without being caught in any bad situations. </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Sea of Information <ul><li>The ‘Net contains all sorts of information </li></ul><ul><li>Some information is good and reliable </li></ul><ul><li>Some information is not good and not reliable </li></ul><ul><li>Information can be found on Websites </li></ul><ul><li>By looking at Website addresses you can usually tell where information is coming from </li></ul><ul><li>The Website address is called the URL, always look at the URL for clues about where the information is coming from </li></ul>
  4. 4. What does the URL tell you? www . genevacsd .org <ul><li>Look at the URL above </li></ul><ul><li>“ www ” stands for World Wide Web (another way to say Internet) </li></ul><ul><li>“ genevacsd ” stands for Geneva City School District </li></ul><ul><li>.org tells you that this is a not for profit organization (A school does not make money like a store, a school is not a business. Not for profit means it is not a business. </li></ul><ul><li>So this address says: This is a site on the World Wide Web for Geneva City Schools and this is not a business site </li></ul>
  5. 5. Look at What Comes After the Dot! <ul><li>Look at what after comes after the dot in an Internet address (URL). </li></ul><ul><li>.org means the site is not a business- it could be someone’s personal Webpage or it could be a not for profit organization like your school </li></ul><ul><li>.gov means the site is a government site </li></ul><ul><li>.edu means the site is an educational site (probably a college or university) </li></ul><ul><li>.mil is a military site </li></ul><ul><li>.com is a business site (a site for making money by selling something) </li></ul>
  6. 6. Sites to Trust <ul><li>The best sites for you to trust are the ones ending in: . edu, .mil and .gov </li></ul><ul><li>Sometimes you can trust .org sites if they are from a place you know (like your school). If they are not from a place you know you should not trust them because the information may be </li></ul><ul><li>wrong, harmful or dangerous! </li></ul><ul><li>DO NOT TRUST .com sites because these sites often have incorrect information on them. These sites are trying to get you to spend money and may even use lies to get you to want to buy something. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Four Very Important Questions to Ask: <ul><li>1. Who is the author of the site? </li></ul><ul><li>-teachers, professors and experts from the US government are trustworthy </li></ul><ul><li>-other people you never heard of before and businesses should not be </li></ul><ul><li>trusted </li></ul><ul><li>-REMEMBER: Anyone can say anything on the ‘Net. Always look to see who the author is and find out if they are from a safe place like a school, college or the government. </li></ul><ul><li>2. Is the information believable and correct? </li></ul><ul><li>-if the information sounds ridiculous or if it seems too good to be true than DO NOT </li></ul><ul><li>TRUST IT! </li></ul><ul><li>-if you are unsure about the information ask the librarian, teacher or other trusted </li></ul><ul><li>adult for help to decide </li></ul><ul><li>3. Is there advertising on the page? </li></ul><ul><li>-sites with advertising and that end in .com are businesses and want to sell something </li></ul><ul><li>-sites with advertising are usually not from schools, colleges or the government </li></ul><ul><li>-these sites should not be trusted because the information may not be true and it </li></ul><ul><li>also could be dangerous or harmful to you </li></ul><ul><li>4. Is the page dated? </li></ul><ul><li>-look for a date because old pages may have </li></ul><ul><li>false information and any links to other sites may not work anymore </li></ul>
  8. 8. BE SECURE! <ul><li>Never tell anyone (except a parent or teacher) your ‘Net passwords. Passwords are PRIVATE . </li></ul><ul><li>Anything that tells about how you look, where you go to school, or where you live is PRIVATE . </li></ul><ul><li>Places you like to go to or might be going to visit are PRIVATE . </li></ul><ul><li>Your NAME and the NAMES of family and friends are PRIVATE , too. </li></ul><ul><li>Your telephone number, zip code and street address are PRIVATE. </li></ul><ul><li>Where your friends and family work is PRIVATE . </li></ul><ul><li>Anything that is PRIVATE should NEVER be told when you are using the ‘Net. </li></ul><ul><li>If you are ever asked to give any PRIVATE information TELL AN ADULT RIGHT AWAY!!! </li></ul>
  9. 9. Netiquette <ul><li>Netiquette means having good manners while using </li></ul><ul><li>the ‘Net. </li></ul><ul><li>1. Always be polite : </li></ul><ul><li>-use kind words </li></ul><ul><li>-do not type in all capital letters (this is like shouting) </li></ul><ul><li>-think before you type, do not type in anything that could hurt another person’s feelings or make them very angry with you </li></ul><ul><li>2. Log out when you are done. </li></ul><ul><li>3. Do not download anything unless you ask an adult if it is okay first (if you do the computer might catch a virus and not work right anymore). </li></ul><ul><li>4. Treat the computer gently and do not do anything that might hurt the computer. </li></ul><ul><li>5. Tell an adult if you see or read anything that scares you or makes you feel uncomfortable. </li></ul><ul><li>*At school, if you choose to be rude or rough with the computer, than you will choose to not be able to use it any more. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Safe Search Engines for Kids <ul><li>These search engines were made to help keep kids safe and to help them catch safe information in the ‘Net: </li></ul><ul><li>Ask Jeeves for Kids </li></ul><ul><li>AOL at School </li></ul><ul><li>Dib Dab Doo and Dilly Too </li></ul><ul><li>Kids Click! </li></ul><ul><li>Kid’s Searching Online </li></ul><ul><li>Yahooligans! </li></ul><ul><li>To stay safe it is a good idea to use these great search engines. You will be glad you did! </li></ul>
  11. 11. Can You Use the ‘Net as a Safe Tool? <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Play this fun game to see if you can stay safe and put this dangerous villain in jail! </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Can you tell if a Webpage is reliable or not? Take this quiz and find out! </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Are you an ‘Net safety expert? You’ve got to be as sharp as a tack to figure out what messages are unsafe in this cool game! </li></ul>
  12. 12. Now you know about the sea of information… And how to use the ‘Net as a safe tool To catch good information… And how to stop from getting Caught in a bad ‘Net situation…
  13. 13. Congratulations! <ul><li>You have reached ‘Net graduation </li></ul><ul><li>And deserve some admiration!!! </li></ul><ul><li>Remember to be safe once beginning </li></ul><ul><li>your world wide navigation… </li></ul>
  14. 14. Field Work Experience Highlights <ul><li>Creating ‘Net Safety Power Point </li></ul><ul><li>Interview with Lauren Poehlman concerning School Media Budget </li></ul><ul><li>Working on Collaborative Technology Project with ESL students </li></ul><ul><li>Creating “Biblio Whiz” a game to reinforce when to use which reference book (atlas, dictionary, encyclopedia, thesaurus, and almanac) </li></ul><ul><li>Reading stories aloud and helping students find books (reader’s advisory techniques and OPAC used) </li></ul><ul><li>Observing Jill Antonucci conduct information literacy lessons and also, lessons to tie into NYS educational standards for other curriculum such as Social Studies </li></ul><ul><li>Writing a mini grant for I-pods. I-pods to be used to facilitate digital story telling among fifth grade students and shared with ESL students to further expose these students to stories written in English </li></ul>