Internet Safety  
    Technology is an integral part of our students' lives. Since it comes naturally to them, the dangers involved with using it are often not taken into consideration. This website provides resources to help students use technology safely and responsibly. More information for students, teachers, and parents can be found under the Internet Safety link in the left margin of this page. Safe surfing everyone! 



  •  stop_cyberbullying
    Want to learn more about Cyberbullying and how to prevent it? Carnegie Mellon University has resources you can use with your students. Click here to visit the website. Don't forget to look at the "Hint Sheets" on the right. They also have a list of "cyber" terminology in their "Cyberpedia". Scroll down to the Cyberpedia heading to access the list. For example, I learned that "flaming" is when someone intentionally posts mean and insulting comments about someone else. Needless to say, NO FLAMING ALLOWED! You may, however, peruse the website at your leisure. Enjoy!

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  • Cyberbullying and Stalking                                  Cyber Bullying and Stalking
    Are you or someone you know being bullied and/or harassed online? Click here to read about 8 Ways to Protect Kids from Cyber Bullying and Stalking.

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  • RUCybersafe Cyber safety is the safe and responsible use of the Internet and all information and communication technology    devices, including mobile phones, digital cameras, and webcams. CTAP Region IV, a California-State funded project, has been a leader in cybersafety education for the California public school system since 1997.
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  •  Pause&Think
    Common Sense Media has posted a video on Digital Citizenship designed for elementary students. Feel free to share it with your class. You can also download Digital Citizenship posters. Click here for elementary and here for high school.

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  •  facebook Facebook Tips: 6 Things You Should Never Share on Facebook!       
    1. Birth date/place
    2. Vacation plans
    3. Home address
    4. Confessionals (8% of companies fired someone for misuse of social media; k. kristof, cbsnew.com 2/10/12).
    5. Password clues
    6. Risky behaviors

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  •  commonsensemedia
    Make these digital literacy and citizenship tip sheets (in both English and Spanish) available at back-to-school nights, parent/teacher conferences, or include them in a newsletter for families.  http://www.commonsensemedia.org/

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  • Impersonation
    Sadly, there is sometimes a problem with people impersonating others online. If this has happened to you, check that website for their impersonation policy. For Twitter, go here. For Facebook, you can find information here. Click here for Instagram. For YouTube, click here.

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  • Internet Safety Quiz Image How Much Do You Know About Internet Safety??
    Click on the links below to test your online safety knowledge.
                                            Internet Safety for Kids                      Internet Safety for Teens

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  • KidRex http://www.kidrex.org/  It looks like a good alternative for internet searching. Google Safe Search still lets some words and phrases through. After typing a few "test" words, this one seems to block that. Inappropriate searches get a screen that says, "Oops, try again." If you click on Parents at the bottom, you can learn more and see how to report inappropriate sites that sneak through their filters. 

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  • Plagiarism and Piracy Piracy and Plagiarism Image
    Copyright refers to the ownership rights of images, content, music etc. To make sure you are not infringing upon these rights, click here. To walk through a tutorial on plagiarism, click here.
                                 Comic courtesy of blaugh.com
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  • Internet Safety Tools

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