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Title: Internet%20Safety%20For%20Our%20Children


1
Internet Safety For Our Children
  • Courtney Ryan, Scott Gray, Christina Ellefsen,
  • Jessica Wheeler, Courtney Witmer

2
Advantages of Using Internet at Home and School
  • Students can do research for projects
  • Can communicate with other children or teachers
    (e-mail and Instant Message)
  • Can play interactive games
  • Easy and fast to use to find information
  • Can enhance the childs ability to use a
    computer.
  • Can find entertaining things on various topics

3
Concerns When Using the Internet at Home and
School
  • Cyber Bullying
  • Do not give personal information without
    permission from the parent
  • Unfiltered pictures or videos
  • Spyware
  • Spam
  • Computer hacking

4
What can parents do to help?
  • Keep the computer in the family room or somewhere
    where you can monitor what websites your child is
    on
  • Use parental controls to block sites that you do
    not want your child to go on.
  • Have your child show you their favorite internet
    sites and how they use them.
  • Learn about the language they use when using
    instant messenger
  • Talk to them and let them know what they can and
    cannot do online
  • Talk to them about the dangers of the internet.
    Talk to them about predators and listen to them
    when they tell you about things theyve heard
    regarding predators

5
What Educators Can Do To Help
  • Monitor students when working on the web.
  • Before working online, teach a mini-lesson about
    internet safety.
  • Talk with students about the dangers of the
    internet.
  • Make students aware of online predators.
  • Make yourself available for students experiencing
    problems online.
  • Set clear rules as to what is allowed to be
    viewed on the internet.
  • Talk with parents about websites such as MySpace
    and Facebook, etc.

Keeping Kids Safe
6
Websites for More Information on Keeping Kids
Safe on the Internet
  • Here are more ways to keep your kids safe while
    they use the Internet without you having to worry
    about their safety.
  • Buzzle
  • New York State
  • Netsmartz
  • Clear Traffic
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