• Internet Safety for Parents and Guardians

    The NFCSD has a program which encourages students to use technology properly and which actively protects student safety on the Internet in many ways.

    The NFCSD has an Internet Safety Curriculum Guide available for teachers that covers many of the elements of safe technology use with our students. However, we encourage our parents and guardians to become active teachers in this area, also. Below are some resources that we think will prove helpful. If you have other suggestions, please let us know.

    Here are great sites with information and ideas regarding safe use of technology:

    Click here to visit Onguard online This is the federal government’s website to help you be safe, secure and responsible online. The Federal Trade Commission manages OnGuardOnline.gov, in partnership with the federal agencies listed below. OnGuardOnline.gov is a partner in the Stop Think Connect campaign, led by the Department of Homeland Security, and part of the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education, led by the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

    For free digital citizenship resources, please visit https://www.commonsensemedia.org/educators/parents

    Here are sites that are even more valuable.

    Click to visit the Federal Bureau of Investigation  The mission of the FBI is to help protect you, your children, your communities, and your businesses from the most dangerous threats.

    Click here to visit Common Sense Media, which  is dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in a world of media and technology.

    Click here to visit the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre. While this site is from the UK, it has lots of valuable information.

    Click here to visit NetSmartz , which  is an interactive, educational program of the National Center for Missing & Exploited  enforcement. It appropriate resources to help teach children how to be safe on- and offline. The program is designed for children ages 5-17, parents and guardians, educators, and law enforcement.

    Click here to visit GetNetWise, a public service brought to you by Internet industry corporations and public interest organizations to help ensure that Internet users have safe, constructive, and educational or entertaining online experiences.

     Click here to visit SafeKids, one of the oldest and most enduring sites for Internet safety. It’s creator, Larry Magid, is the author of the original 1994 brochure, “Child Safety on the Information Highway” and is also co-director of ConnectSafely.org and a technology journalist.