District Contact Information

Daniel T. Connor
Superintendent

227 Main Street
Goshen, NY 10924
(845) 615-6720

Central School District

Safety, Health & Wellness

Internet Safety & 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.

Netiquette

“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 letters;

  • Six or more characters are better passwords;

  • Usernames should not include any personal information;

  • Don’t click on banner ads or pop-up ads. This could lead to spyware.

Cyberbullying

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:

  • E-mails

  • Instant Messaging

  • Web Pages and Social Networking (e.g. My Space)

  • Text messages

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.

More Resources on Internet Safety