Basic Internet Safety Students have full access to the world of information, knowledge, creativity and PEOPLE This “full access” opens up new risks to: Cyberbullying Exposure to inappropriate material Online predators Revealing too much personal information
Basic Tips of Internet Safety Keep computer in high-traffic area of home Establish limits of on-line use Monitor cell phone (or other mobile devices) Surf internet with parents to learn appropriate usage and behavior on-line Know who you are connecting with on-line
Basic Tips of Internet Safety Continually dialogue with your parents about online safety Seek out help immediately if you suspect inappropriate behavior Know that your parents are the law, that you are still a minor, and that THEY have final word.
Cyberbullying Cyberbullying is the willful and repeated harm inflicted through electronic media. 43% of young people have been targets of cyberbullying. One-third of young people report that they have seen their friends bully others online.
How Can YOU Help Stop Cyberbullying? Do not respond to bullying or inappropriate messages Save and/or print for evidence. Block e-mail address and cell phone numbers who are sending unwanted messages. Decipher who should become your “friend” on social networking sites.
How Can YOU Help Stop Cyberbullying? Discuss any online incidents that make you feel uncomfortable with a trusted adult. report Always report cyberbullying, hate incidents, inappropriate sexual activity and threats of harm to self or others to an adult family member and if necessary to school authorities and police. File complaints with the social networking sites, e-mail providers or cell phone companies.
What YOU Do Online Will Stay With YOU College Applications Jobs Relationships Reputation *Digital Footprint is Always There!
There is NO Privacy on the Internet Any information/pictures/words sent or posted online is permanent and is public or could easily be made public. Even if “deleted”, it will be out there in cyberspace and can be retrieved by law enforcement. Teach your children to use caution with: Who they choose to follow or be their friends Personal information such as name, address, phone number, passwords Reputation-damaging material Personal information about others Their communication to others
It’s the Law! Ed. Code 32261, 32265, 32270, and 48900 The bill specifies that bullying means one or more acts by a pupil or a group of pupils directed against another pupil that constitutes sexual harassment, hate violence, or severe or pervasive intentional harassment, threats or intimidation that is disruptive, causes disorder, and invades the rights of others by creating an intimidating or hostile educational environment, and includes acts that are committed personally or by means of an electronic act. This bill gives school officials grounds to suspend a pupil or recommend a pupil for expulsion for bullying, including, but not limited to, bullying by electronic act.
So Before You Click... Visualize the person who is on the receiving end Picture saying “it” to their face Imagine how you would feel Use good judgment and common sense Think, “Am I really that kind of person?”