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    Internet Safety



    How To Protect Your Children from Internet Dangers:

    Kids Top 10 Rules
    For Staying Safe

    Warning Signs
    To Watch For


    1. Never give out identifying information such as your address, phone number, school name, town, etc. in chat rooms, forums, forms or questionnaires.
    2. Never agree to meet anyone in person that you have met online.
    3. Never reply to any email, chat messages, or forum items that make you feel uncomfortable.
    4. Never send information or pictures to anyone over the Internet that you do not know.
    5. Never give your password to anyone except your parents, no matter who they say they are.
    6. Be aware that people may not be who they say they are. Someone who says she is a 10-year old girl may really be an older man.
    7. Never click on links in emails from people you don't know.
    8. Don't order anything or give anyone credit card information without your parent's permission.
    9. Always tell your parents if someone upsets you or makes you uncomfortable.
    10. Always follow your parents' rules regarding computer use.

    * Your child quickly changes what is on the screen when you walk in the room. 

    * Your child stays up late at night talking to friends online. 

    * You notice links to sexually-explicit or inappropriate sites in the history section of the browser.




     Grade Level resources

    First Grade--Computer Ethics



    • Discuss the computer safety rules such as Kids Rules for Online Safety from Safekids.com, and the division AUP.
    • Short 15 minute ethics lesson from CyberSmart
    • Post a picture created by one of the students with your name on it. Ask them if it is okay to do that. How do they feel if you say that you did the picture? When using a website with students, talk about how someone worked hard to create the website and it wouldn't be right to copy it.
    • Review the NetSmartz video and games used in Kindergarten.
    Additional Resources



    • Net Smartz - Watch these videos: The Password Rap, Don't Open That File, The Boy Who Loved IM
    • Router's Birthday - As students help Clicky get ready for Router's birthday, they will learn about what they can do on the web, four rules of online safety, met the Webville Outlaws, sing the Four Rules Song about real world safety, and learn about what a trusted adult.
    • The First Adventures of the Three Cyberpigs - Learn about advertising and not sharing too much personal information


    Additional Resources



    • Find the Ad Children learn about the purpose of advertising.










Last Modified on August 26, 2019