• CYBER SAFETY

     

    "Media and technology are at the very center of all our lives today -- especially our children’s.  Kids today spend over 50 hours of screen time every week. The media content they consume and create has a profound impact on their social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development.  Learning how to use media and technology wisely is an essential skill for life and learning in the 21st century. But parents, teachers, and policymakers struggle to keep up with the rapidly changing digital world in which our children live and learn.  Now more than ever, they need a trusted guide to help them navigate a world where change is the only constant."

     

    - Common Sense Media 

     

    https://www.commonsensemedia.org/

  • Student Safety

    The World Wide Web can be a scary place for a child.  Modeling positive digital behavior guides them to make better digital decisions on their own.

  • Sexting

    Sexting: When a person sends nude or semi-nude photos over the internet.  The most popular form of sexting is through text on a smartphone.

  • Online Security

    It is important to teach students to be very cautious of who they trust on the internet.  Sensative information such as passwords, personal information, and pictures should not be passed through the internet.  

     

     

  • Copyright & Plagiarism

    Copyright laws protect the work of creators, and plagiarism is an act of stealing and claiming someone else's work without proper credit and citations.  Not only is the act of plagiarism against school rules, it is unlawful. 

  • Social Media

    Social Media is a way for people to socialize, keep-in-touch, and meet new people.  Through Social Media, users can share information, opinions, and news with others. 

  • Cyber Bullying

    Cyber Bullying is the torment and harassment of a person using digital technologies and/or smart phones over the internet.

  • Digital Age Dating

    Dating in the Digital Age means a 24/7 connection documented with texts & social media posts.  While dating today can spark healthy relationship communication, digital age dating can also lead to secret manipulative and controlling behavior.  

  • Digital Citizenship

    Your digital footprint is public and permanent.  Anything created online can resurface at anytime.  Good digital citizenship knows right from wrong, and practices intelligent technology behavior.  

  • Safe Gaming 

    Online gaming is very popular amongst children and adults, and allows friend and total strangers to connect.  There can be risks when gaming online, and parents and students need to know the costs and risks.

     

  • Family Media Agreement 

    Establish rules for internet and technology use at home.  A Family Media Agreement will help keep your expectations clear and specific.