Pursuant to Public Chapter 848, LEAs are required to conduct a survey of all students grades K-12 to determine whether students have access to the internet at home and report this data to the department by Nov. 1, 2014. The department is providing a web-based survey for LEAs to use with their students to capture and report student responses to the department as required. The survey does not ask for any identifying information about a student other than their school district and their response to the question “Do you have access to the internet at home?”
Public Chapter 848 requires that the survey be administered during the first month of school. Because different school districts begin school at different times, for the purpose of consistency under this public chapter only, the department will consider September as the first month of the 2014-15 school year. LEAs must complete the survey administration during the month of September and the data will be automatically sent to the department after completion.
Change your Online ID - One way to get away from a cybermonsters is by changing your screen name and email address. Be sure to give the new email address and screen name only to your trusted friends. Also, block any messages from strangers or those that are not included in your contact list.
NEVER agree to meet with someone you meet online.
Talk to your parents about anything online that makes you feel uncomfortable or that you consider is mean.