What does it mean to be safe when using the internet and email? It means teaching our students how to properly use the internet and email, ensuring that they can recognize when something on the internet or their email is not appropriate, and how to be a responsible and respectful internet user themselves.
Unsafe Material: Its important to teach students when to recognize unsafe material on the internet. If something they see when using the internet or email makes them feel uncomfortable, they should report that to their teacher or parent.
Unsafe People: Just as students should report when they see something that makes them uncomfortable when using the internet, they should also report if someone messages them and makes them feel uncomfortable. Students should never agree to meet anyone they meet on the internet in person. This can be very dangerous for them.
Sharing Personal Information: Students need to understand the importance of not sharing thier personal information with anyone on the internet or through email. That includes their full name, phone number, address, school name, etc.
A few ways to teach students to be safe when using the internet is to provide them with resources that are safe for them to use, teach them how to report when something does not seem safe on the internet, and get their parents involved. Parents and teachers working together can help create safe internet users in our students!
Teachers should provide their students with safe websites that they can access in school. These can also be shared with parents so they can provide access to them at home for thier children. Teaching students which websites are safe and okay to use can give them extra protection when using the internet.
Teach students to never give out their personel information on the internet. Encourage them to always tell a parent or teacher when something on the internet makes them feel uncomfortable. Always have students keep a record of websites they are on and make sure they know which websites are safe for them to be on when using the computer. Make sure you also teach students the different between being a responsible internet user and being an internet bully!
Keeping Records: it can be a good idea to teach students to keep a record of which websites they access. This can help teachers know what websites their students are using and also provide evidence if something makes a student feel uncomfortable on a particular website.
Cyberbullying: Cyberbullying can happen at school or at home. Students need to be able to recognize when a cyberbully is bothering them and feel comfortable reporting it.
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