Story of Megan Meier

Unsafe Scenario Predators, rapists, thieves and bullies existed before the Internet. We teach our children about not talking to strangers or getting into cars with people they don’t know, etc. We need to include cyberspace in this discussion. Common sense about safety should be exercised in the real and virtual worlds. The following situation demonstratesContinue reading “Story of Megan Meier”

Social Media and Social Networks Code of Conduct

Preparation Students will participate in the Netsmartz.org Internet safety curriculum in class. Students will use school email address to register accounts, if possible. Students will share this document with parent(s) or guardian(s). Students will get a parent or guardian signature on the CHS Communication Technologies Social Networks Code of Conduct. Students will understand and followContinue reading “Social Media and Social Networks Code of Conduct”

School AUP 2.0

I was looking at David Warlick’s 2 ¢ blog today and came across School AUP 2.0.  It’s a wiki dedicated to creating a discussion and resources for student acceptable use of  online resources.  It’s incredible.  A must see.  Two thumbs way up!  Our school district is grappling with the idea of how to keep kidsContinue reading “School AUP 2.0”

Who’s Keeping Students Safe Online?

We, as a community, need to help students embrace the power of online collaboration and the social aspect of many Internet-based tools while demonstrating the necessary steps in protecting their privacy. This is a team effort. We all need to step up and help our young people understand appropriate use of online technology. Fewer thanContinue reading “Who’s Keeping Students Safe Online?”