Here are some internet safety tips that are useful anytime your child has access to an internet-connected device.
Internet Safety Tips
- District Chromebooks do have internet filters installed and enabled. This is to protect students from accessing potentially harmful or unwanted content; however, filters are not perfect.
- While filters are important, we also recommend that parents and guardians supervise their child’s activities on Chromebooks, as well as other devices, phones, gaming systems, etc.
- Parents and guardians are encouraged to have conversations with their children about the websites, apps and programs they access online, and to get familiar with them. There are great resources about social media platforms and other electronic resources on Common Sense Media and Netsmartz (links included below).
- Parents and guardians are encouraged to develop family rules for digital access with their children using their family values. A sample agreement is available through Common Sense Media: commonsensemedia.org/family-media-agreement.
- Phones and computers can be a great way to stay connected with people and help avoid social isolation. But, like anything, moderation is key.
- SafeOregon Tipline: You can report bullying or unsafe behavior 24 hours a day through SafeOregon. You can text/call 844-472-3367 at any time or make reports through the SafeOregon app.
- And remember, distance learning is new – if you have any questions or concerns, please stay in contact with your child’s teacher, counselor or principal. We are here to help!
Internet Safety Resources
- org from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children has many useful videos and tipsheets:
- Common Sense Media is also a great resource for internet safety and reviews of popular movies, apps, video games, books and more.
- 5 Internet Safety Tips for Kids from Common Sense Media:
- Here is an article from Scholastic that has been useful for parents and guardians:
Again, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact your child’s teacher, counselor or principal.