This page is dedicated to helping students become aware of risks on the Internet and to help educate parents and teachers as well. Knowlege is POWER.
The Internet is a marvelous tool that parents, students, and teachers use on a daily basis to access information, communicate with friends, watch videos, play games, and chat with friends. While the Internet provides us with many advantages, we need to be careful what we information we share with others online and what information we believe.
You would not let strangers enter your house, read your personal information, or look at photos from your latest vacation. Remember that there are strangers lurking on the Internet to prey on innocent teenagers and kids. There are also other teenagers that try to use the Internet to bully other people. It is okay to use the Internet, but you should try to protect yourself from all of its potential problems as well.
BE INFORMED! BE SMART! STAY SAFE!
Below are various links (with explanations) to valuable information about Internet Safety and Awarness:
- A website developed by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children that targets parents, educators, law enforcment, teens, and kids about the risks of the Internet and appropriate safety precautions that can be implemented to stay safe. There are news articles, videos, presentations, and tips that will help keep our kids safe! (Hint: Very kid-friendly)
- A website for parents and educators that provides information and resources to discuss Internet safety. This site provides easy to understand statistics and "do's" and "don't" when it comes to teenagers and technology.
- The FBI's website explaining the potential risks of the Internet and information that can help you make smart decisions about technology and your teen.
- A parent's guide to the Internet and other technology that needs to be discussed with teenagers. It provides practical advice for parents that want their child to have access to the Internet but also want their children to be safe. Major topics discussed here are: social networking, Facebook, cyberbullying, and parental control software. Very informative for adults!