Internet Safety

Internet Safety
"Pre-teen and teenager Internet safety is improved through education" according research completed by the University of Buffalo and the University of Maryland.  Read Dian Schaffhauser's description of the results of the 285 student survey.  

RPS Faculty Computer Use Agreement
 / Social Media Guidelines
RPS Student Technology Use Agreement

Security Management Presentation
Principal Verification Document: Security Management
Principal Verification: Internet Safety Documentation
Teacher Verification: Internet Safety Documentation

  • Common Sense Media - Helping educators teach safe, responsible, and effective technology use.
  • NetSmartz - NetSmartz is a great all-around resource for educators, parents, and students of all ages.  It includes videos, activity cards, presentations, tips, and pledges.
  • - On-line safety and civility advice and tools for families
  • Enough is Enough: Internet Safety 101 - This program was developed to educate, equip, and empower parents and educators with the knowledge and resources they need to protect children from the online dangers of pornography, sexual predators, cyberbullies and threats related to social networking, online gaming and mobile devices.
  • Internet Safety: Common Sense Media - Articles that foster safe, responsible online behavior and avoid online threats like cyberbullying, unwelcome contact, and digital drama.
  • Net Cetera: Chatting with Kids About Being Online - The Net Cetera online toolkit offers free resources to help you teach people in your community about kids’ online safety. Regardless of your experience as a speaker — or your expertise in online safety — this kit has the resources and information you need to convey key points about kids' online safety.
  • Google Training Center: Internet Safety & Privacy (need Google login to access)- This lesson plan, along with others in the same program, provides multiple resources for teachers to use when assisting students in Internet Safety.
  • Be Internet Awesome (K-5)-Google presents "Interland" make the most of the Internet, kids need to be prepared to make smart decisions. Be Internet Awesome teaches kids the fundamentals of digital citizenship and safety so they can explore the online world with confidence. 
  • Be Internet Awesome Presentations for your Classroom- Google has partnered with the educators at Pear Deck to create custom, interactive presentations to accompany the "Be Internet Awesome" curriculum. Students engage and respond to questions from their individual classroom device, while teachers can: Control the pace of the lesson; View students answers from their Pear Deck Teacher Dashboard; and Share completed lessons with students and parents through Google Drive. 
  • FBI: Safe Online Surfing (SOS)- The FBI-SOS program is a nationwide initiative designed to educate children about the dangers they face on the Internet and to help prevent crimes against children. It promotes cyber citizenship among students by engaging them in a fun, age-appropriate (grades 3-8), competitive online program where they learn how to safely and responsibly use the Internet. The program emphasizes the importance of cyber safety topics such as password security, smart surfing habits, and the safeguarding of personal information. 
  • BroadbandSearch: 17 Rules to Protect My Child Online---Internet Safety for Kids- This guide for parents highlights what dangers a child faces with cyberbullying, sexual predators, as well strategies to help keep your family safe online. 
  • Ultimate Guide to Cybercrime, Privacy, and Staying Safe Online- Unlike in-person crimes, cybercrimes can happen without the victim even knowing or noticing, but they can still affect their relationships, finances, and emotional well-being. Online shoppers are often a big target of cyber thefts, and as we move more towards e-commerce, everyone is a potential target.