Internet Safety

posted Sep 14, 2010, 3:53 AM by Patrick Johnson   [ updated Sep 19, 2010, 5:20 PM ]
Yesterday was our first day using the mobile computer lab. We are lucky in our classroom because we also have a Smartboard which helps when you are teaching with computers. We learned how to start up the laptops, shut them down and other routines such as loading them back into the cart. We also spent a good amount of time discussing internet safety at school and at home. We went through an internet safety list together. Some of the items on the list don't apply to our classroom (e.g. my students are not accessing e-mail accounts) but I figure it is a good idea to start having conversations about all of these safety concerns with the internet. Another good internet safety resource is Google Family Safety Centre.

Best regards,
P. Johnson

Internet Safety List

·       Only go on the Internet when instructed to by my teacher.
·       Go the safe websites clearly identified by my teacher and not just explore on my own.
·       Never click away from the designated website unless specifically instructed to do so by my teacher.
·       Never give out any personal identifying information on any website.
·       Do not post pictures of friends, family members or myself.
·       Do not sign up for any website.
·       Realize that what I post on the Internet is public and I will therefore follow school and classroom rules for appropriate language and behavior.
·       Never open attachments/files/emails received from strangers.
·       Never meet in person with a person I have met online unless it is a specifically approved school function attended by my teacher.
·       Never respond in an unkind, menacing or otherwise inappropriate fashion to what classmates blog or post on the Internet.
·       If an uncomfortable or frightening situation does arise, to immediately inform my teacher and not take any further action on my own.

(reference: http://bit.ly/bDTyhG)

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