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I-SAFE - The Leaders in E-Safety Education

I-SAFE - The Leaders in E-Safety Education
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Parent Guide to Internet Safety Dear Parent: Our children are our nation’s most valuable asset. They represent the bright future of our country and hold our hopes for a better nation. Our children are also the most vulnerable members of society. Protecting our children against the fear of crime and from becoming victims of crime must be a national priority. Unfortunately the same advances in computer and telecommunication technology that allow our children to reach out to new sources of knowledge and cultural experiences are also leaving them vulnerable to exploitation and harm by computer-sex offenders. I hope that this pamphlet helps you to begin to understand the complexities of online child exploitation. Introduction While on-line computer exploration opens a world of possibilities for children, expanding their horizons and exposing them to different cultures and ways of life, they can be exposed to dangers as they hit the road exploring the information highway. You find pornography on your child’s computer.

What Is Safe Connects? | Net Literacy While 99% of all that happens on the net is positive and safe which is very similar to the real world, educating teens about Internet safety helps keep them safe and enables them to enjoy the riches available to them online. Safe Connects is differentiated from other Internet safety programs because students use “straight talk” to discuss topics that are important to teens. This program has established a “student-teaching-students-and-parents” model for school systems throughout America. Younger students respond well to being taught by older Net Literacy student volunteers There are five components of this program: 1. “I am proud of the work done by Net Literacy,” Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr. 2. 3. Safe Connects' scripts are written by student volunteers and star student volunteers 4. 5. Safe Connects student volunteers teach in the schools, churches, and other nonprofits

Cyber Safety - Internet Safety Tips To Stay Safe Online : InformED It's always good to be cautious while on the internet. There are people in the cyber world who want to do harm to you or your computer. These are some good tips to keep in mind while you are surfing: Be careful about what you put on the web. It's on there forever and can be used to trace back to you at any time. Keep track of who you interact with on the internet. Some people may not be who they seem to be. Know that privacy is just an illusion. Even personal information on social networks can be easily recovered by anyone. Don't open any links in emails or chat rooms that look suspicious or unfamiliar. Also, never open any strange files that your computer may have downloaded from an email or a website. The best way on the internet to keep in touch with friends, sharing pictures and memories, and meet new people is by using a social network. Some of the most popular social networks as of today are: It may be unnerving to hear this but you virtually have no privacy on a social network. You should:

Safe Cyberspace Surfing Listen Learn about llamas, read up on your favorite skateboard star, or study a stegosaurus. You can do all these things online and then email or text message your best friend about it. It comes down to just a few simple guidelines: Don't communicate with strangers online and never agree to meet in person. No Talking to Strangers Since you were a little kid, your mom or dad has probably told you not to talk to strangers. It can be fun to make new friends, but do not communicate with strangers you meet online. Unfortunately, kids have been tricked online by people who pretend to be something that they're not. Let your parents know if a stranger emails you, sends a text message, or starts a conversation with you in a chat room. Keep Your Privacy Anybody who uses the Internet has been asked to sign in, log in, or create a personal profile. Another word about email: If you have your own account, let your mom or dad know before you reply to email that asks for your personal information. Listen

Beginner's Guide to Kids and Social Media Technology Published on June 27th, 2013 | by Jimmya The Internet has always been scary for parents of young children. Social Sites for Kids If you have a young child, then don’t let him or her join Facebook, Twitter or other general social media sites just yet. For example, the website might restrict members from using curse words, discussing contact details or trading pictures. Parental Controls One of the scariest things about social media is how easy it is to access. If your child has a mobile device, it’s imperative that you install parental controls on them. Good Browsing Behavior You should talk to your child about the difference between good and bad social media behavior. You should also tell your child to avoid uploading pictures of him or herself. Learn About the Website Children, especially teens, want their privacy. If you want to ensure that your child is safe, then you might want to learn about the social network that he or she is using. Conclusion About the Author Related Posts

Children's Internet Protection Act The Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA) was enacted by Congress in 2000 to address concerns about children's access to obscene or harmful content over the Internet. CIPA imposes certain requirements on schools or libraries that receive discounts for Internet access or internal connections through the E-rate program – a program that makes certain communications services and products more affordable for eligible schools and libraries. In early 2001, the FCC issued rules implementing CIPA and provided updates to those rules in 2011. What CIPA requires Schools and libraries subject to CIPA may not receive the discounts offered by the E-rate program unless they certify that they have an Internet safety policy that includes technology protection measures. The protection measures must block or filter Internet access to pictures that are: (a) obscene; (b) child pornography; or (c) harmful to minors (for computers that are accessed by minors). Filing a complaint Accessible formats Print Out

Parent Guide to Internet Safety Dear Parent: Our children are our nation’s most valuable asset. They represent the bright future of our country and hold our hopes for a better nation. Our children are also the most vulnerable members of society. Protecting our children against the fear of crime and from becoming victims of crime must be a national priority. Unfortunately the same advances in computer and telecommunication technology that allow our children to reach out to new sources of knowledge and cultural experiences are also leaving them vulnerable to exploitation and harm by computer-sex offenders. I hope that this pamphlet helps you to begin to understand the complexities of online child exploitation. Introduction While on-line computer exploration opens a world of possibilities for children, expanding their horizons and exposing them to different cultures and ways of life, they can be exposed to dangers as they hit the road exploring the information highway. You find pornography on your child’s computer.

Nine Elements Nine Themes of Digital Citizenship Digital citizenship can be defined as the norms of appropriate, responsible behavior with regard to technology use. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Respect, Educate and Protect (REPs) These elements have also been organized under the principles of respect, educate and protect. Respect Your Self/Respect Others - Etiquette - Access - Law Educate Your Self/Connect with Others - Literacy - Communication - Commerce Protect Your Self/Protect Others -Rights and Responsibility - Safety (Security) - Health and Welfare If this was to be taught beginning at the kindergarten level it would follow this pattern: Repetition 1 (kindergarten to second grade) Respect Your Self/Respect Others Digital Etiquette Educate Your Self/Connect with OthersDigital Literacy Protect Your Self/Protect Others Digital Rights and Responsibility Repetition 2 (third to fifth grade) Respect Your Self/Respect Others Digital Access Educate Your Self/Connect with OthersDigital Communication

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