Internet Safety

 

... I-N-T-E-R-N-E-T  Safety  ...


 

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What is Internet Safety? 

According to Merriam-Webster Dictionary, the below are defintions for Internet and Safety. 

 

Internet:

an electronic communications network that connects computer networks and organizational computer facilities around the world.

 

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Internet

 

Safety:

the condition of being safe from undergoing or causing hurt, injury or loss.

 

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/safety

 

According to a CHILD's defintion/ interpretation, the below are "defintions" for Internet and Safety. 

Internet:

“Something that has everything you need to know.”

 

Hudson, age 7

 

   "Internet is a word that most people would describe as harmful but, it depends on how you use it. The internet is something that connects you to anything you want to know and anything around the world." 

 Carleigh, age 15

Safety:

“Like, protects you.”

 

 Hudson, age 7

 

 

 "Safety is when you feel like you are at a place where nothing harmful can hurt you or get you."

 

Carleigh, age 15

 

What a difference AGE makes in aquired knowledge of our students!

 

What different perceptions and views our students have versus actual meanings of words! 

 

The age-appropriate techniques and methods utilized to CONNECT these two words together are imperative for student safety understanding.

 

Internet Safety IS educating our children properly on the endless resources and knowledge the internet can provide.

BUT, communicating and showing the harm and hurt all things good can prove to be. 

 

 

www.pointsmartclicksafe.org 

 


Why Internet Safety for Students Matters? 

Technology is vastly encouraged to be an intricate part of an educational classroom. The expectations and demands for a teacher and learner to utilize the latest and greatest approaches to technology requires focus and attention.  

Our society is developing daily, innovative, and extensive usages of technology measures to implement in all areas of our lives, and at all ages.

Practical safety measures realistically communicated can help eliminate safety risk as students mature and cultivate independence with online usage.

Current statistics should be thoroughly communicated to our students to illustrate the magnitude and awareness of internet safety. 

                                           Click the Link to see  Internet Safety Statistics

                                                                        

 


 How should students utlize Internet Safety? 

BE SMART and Know What to Do! 

 

 

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 What can happen if we are not safe when using the Internet? 

 

 

 

The Good, the Bad, the Ugly

Click link above  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Choose the below links to see personal stories of how the internet

has effected a child’s life... 

 

RYAN                 AMY 

 

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Here are a few GREAT reminders about

....Internet Safety ....

 

Click the above for AWESOME resources for young people, teaching professionals, and parents!

 

~Housewives of Riverton~

 GREAT resources on Internet Safety from a Parents Perspective 

Click HERE to explore.... and FREE PRINTABLES

 

Click the above to explore ENDLESS and AWESOME resources for technology! SHE IS FABULOUS.... tons of FREE options! 

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I-n-t-e-r-n-e-t Safety ....

is about acquiring current knowledge and communicating effectively to all ages of students. It is imperative students, teachers and parents know the modern usage and forms of the internet as-well-as the risks involved. Protecting and keeping harm absent will not exist should we turn a blind eye and choose to ignore statistics and the empowerment the internet brings. Collaboration of all and being age-appropriate, is the key to keeping students safe yet, flourishing in the various abundant aspects the internet can resource.

 

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Below are more (just a few to the millions ) RESOURCES

for students, parents and teachers! 

 

Click HERE for a great Parent and Educator Guide on Internet Safety 

Click HERE to read about the four WORST places for a child to utilize the Internet

Click HERE for great FREE lesson plans on Internet Safety 

Click HERE for a FREE Internet Safety Cheat Sheet

Click HERE for 2017 TEEN Internet SafetyTips 

 

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Citations: 

NCTA The Internet and Television Association. Cable puts you in control. Retrieved from www.pointsmartclicksafe.org
Common Sense Media. Five Internet Safety Tips for Kids. Retrieved from https://www.commonsensemedia.org/videos/5-internet-safety-tips-for-kids#
Taylor, B (2017, May). Internet Safety: How to Keep Kids and Teens Safe Online. Best VPN.  Retrieved from https://www.bestvpn.com/internet-safety/ 
CURBS Portadown (2014, May) The Good, The Bad and The Ugly Side to the Internet. YouTube. www.youtube.com/watch?v=aY0P20jF-b8 
Safe Passage Media, LLC. (2007). Teen Bullying Prevention A Cyber Bullying Suicide Story 6. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z01qC2HPh_0
National Center for Missing and Exploded Children. (2002) Amy's Choice. Avaliable at http://www.netsmartz.org/RealLifeStories/AmysChoice
McCready, A. (2011, February) Should You Spy on Your Kids Online? TODAYMoms. https://www.today.com/parents/should-you-spy-your-kids-online-125014
Varma- White, K. (2014, March) Should Parents Let Teens Meet Online Friends? TODAY. https://www.today.com/parents/should-parents-let-teens-meet-online-friends-2D79317640