Internet Safety

Internet Safety
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"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

Websites
  • 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.
  • Kids.gov - List of website links for students, teachers and families to interact with online safety.
  • KidsSafe.com - On-line safety and civility advice and tools for families
  • Parent Further - Tips and statistics for parents about student on-line usage
  • 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.
  • Infinite Learning Lab- From the Virginia Dept. of Education, this website offers engaging videos, activities, lessons, teacher's guides, and interactive games covering topics such as Cyberbullying, Internet Safety and Forms of Media.
  • OnGuard Online- Provides a wealth of information for protecting children online. Kids have lots of opportunities for socializing online, but they come with certain risks. Parents can help reduce these risks by talking to kids about making safe, responsible decisions. Also covers tips and tricks for cell phone usage. The site is accessible in English and Spanish.
  • 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.
  • 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. 
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