Internet Safety Program
SSavanna School District is pleased to provide a classroom-based Internet Safety program that will help students learn how to stay safe when using online resources. To qualify for E-Rate funding, the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) now requires districts and schools to have an Internet safety program in place for students from K-12.
Top Tips for keeping children safe online at home:
1. Keep the device in a high-traffic area of your home.
2. Establish limits for which online sites children may visit and for how long.
3. Remember that Internet technology can be mobile, so make sure to monitor cell phones, gaming devices, and laptops.
4. Surf the Internet with your children and let them show you what they like to do online.
5. Know who is connecting with your children online and set rules for social networking, instant messaging, e-mailing, online gaming, and using webcams.
6. Continually dialogue with your children about online safety.
Parent Resources for Internet Safety
Video that identifies five ways in which a child can be safer when on the internet.
Netsmartz Kids: http://www.netsmartzkids.org/LearnWithClicky
A program of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. Learn with Clicky is a variety of videos that targets different areas of Digital Citizenship.
Brain Pop Jr: https://jr.brainpop.com/artsandtechnology/technology/internetsafety/
Video that identifies how to be safe while using the internet including chat usage.
Common Sense Media: https://www.commonsensemedia.org/privacy-and-internet-safety
Common Sense is an independent nonprofit organization that has resources for parents and educators on how to teach digital citizenship to all grades.
Stopbullying.gov: http://www.stopbullying.gov/ Government website that gives parents resources and information