& Cyber bullying Awareness
The Internet can be a great
resource for your child. It can be used for research, communication with
teachers and other children, interactive games etc. By being able to
punch in a few letters on the keyboard, you child can literally access
the World Wide Web. That access can however pose hazards and this
section offers links and important resources on internet safety.
Find out about the
New York State Law on Internet Safety and what the Technology
Standards are for your child in school.
“What is Netiquette? Simply
stated, it's network etiquette -- that is, the etiquette of cyberspace.
And "etiquette" means "the forms required by good breeding or prescribed
by authority to be required in social or official life." In other words,
Netiquette is a set of rules for behaving properly online.” (Virginia
Shea, The Core Rules of Netiquette)
Find out what the
netiquette rules are. Encourage your child to take a
web license on internet safety to check how well you know the rules
on internet safety!
Cyber Security and Personal Safety
These two links provide clear
explanations and tips on how to be on guards against Internet fraud,
secure your computer and protect your personal information – videos and
games to use with your child!
Reminders about Personal Safety
Passwords-use a mix of
letters, numbers and symbols. Try also to use upper and lower case
Six or more characters are
Usernames should not
include any personal information;
Don’t click on banner ads
or pop-up ads. This could lead to spyware.
Here is a web site where you
can get familiar with the definition of
Cyberbullying with great and professional resources. Cyberbullying
can happen a number of ways:
Here is a
fact sheet (PDF) on how to find out about the signs of Cyberbullying.
In the event you feel you child may be a victim of cyberbullying, do not
wait, go and talk to a school administrator, teacher etc. whom might be
able to help and address the problem with your help.
Resources on Internet Safety