Internet Safety By: Kelly Tripi Standards1. Facilitate and Inspire Student Learningand Creativityb. Engage students in exploring real-world issues and solving authentic problems using digital tools and resourcesPersonal InformationMyth: If you dont give away your real name, address, home number, cell number, or school name to a stranger online, you cannot be found. Fact: False. Some information can be more personal than you think. Information like when a specific concert is happening in your town, your school mascot, names of sports teams you play on, or your sports jersey number can be pieced together by predators to find you. Never give out personal information online. - Giving out personal information can be another way for predators to track a child down. Keep passwords to yourself!
Online friendshipsKeep online friendships online. Meeting someone you have only been in touch with online can be dangerous. People online can be lying about their age, and who they are. Tell your parent or care-giver if someone or something makes you feel uncomfortable or worried. CyberbullyingCyberbullying is a form of bullying online. Cyberbullying can be done via email, text messages, chat rooms, message boards, and instant messengers just to name a few. Although bullying online cannot cause physical harm, it can cause extreme mental harm.
WebsitesIf you click on an inappropriate website by accident, alert an adult. Parents need to monitor websites children use. Make sure children are using age appropriate websites. Many parents are not aware that to have Facebook, a child must be 13 years old. YouTube is another website that has inappropriate material that is easily accessible.
Be Careful What you Post!Nothing online is totally private. Make sure you think about what you post before you post it online! Do not send inappropriate pictures to anyone, including friends. Your friends can become an ex-friend who can use those against you at a later time. Works Citedhttp://isafe.orghttp://www.chatdanger.com/start/http://www.nick.com/blab/safety/index.jhtml