Internet Safety Resources

Below you will find links to help facilitate and teach Internet Safety/Cyberbullying either in the classroom or at home.

 

CyberSmart

Cyberbullying

Links for Students
Links for Parents
Surveys
SDE Home Internet Survey

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.

CyberAwareness and Safety
Advice for Students Who are Being Cyber Bullied
Ignore them - We already mentioned this. If you reply or respond to a message from a bully, he or she will know what they did worked on you. If you respond in kind, it will just show that you are not better than the bully. So, the best thing to do is to print the message, file it, and then delete it from your PC. There is a saying, "Never argue with an idiot, they will drag you down to their level and beat you with experience."
 
Contact the Service Provider - If you feel that the cyber bully has gone overboard, then you should already tell the moderator or service provider of the site about it. If cybermonsters are already faking your name or making a profile under your name without your knowledge, you can ask your service provider or moderator to remove the profile or email.

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.
 
Report IT If you receive threatening emails or if your reputation and credibility is already being undermined, then you should tell your parents and ask your parents to help you report the bullying to the school or even the police.
 
 
How can your kids use Internet Safely?
The best thing you as the parent can do is keep the lines of communication open with your kids, so you know what they're doing online – and so they'll feel comfortable coming to you if they get into trouble. Discuss the Internet with your child-no matter what age-and set up some Internet Safety Rules.
 
INTERNET SAFETY RULES TO ALWAYS OBEY
Students, please observe the following internet safety rules at all times.
Do not give out your personal information on the Internet: name, address, school you attend or your telephone number. 

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.