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Internet Safety

The internet provides many benefits but many dangers for children who by going on-line have access to a world that now has access to them. Protecting children from internet predators is a focus of the D.A.R.E. program.

Cyber Bullying Addressed at Cobre School Board Meeting

Posted on Oct 3rd, 2016

BAYARD — Cyber bullying is a problem parents need to address and one that can be handled through the D.A.R.E. program according to members of the Cobre Consolidated Schools Board at its most recent meeting. Student representative Hannah Burnette discussed cyber bullying board meeting after the topic originated at a student meeting. Burnette said students are unsure how to confront cyber bullying and that it seemed like a problem parents should address. Cobre superintendent Robert…

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Teaching Children Online Safety ‘As Important as Crossing The Road’, Says Marie Collins Foundation

Posted on Nov 25th, 2014

Children must be educated about online dangers from the very beginning, urges head of online child abuse charity - Marie Collins Foundation. (Reuters). From International Business Times. Educating children about being safe online is as fundamentally important as teaching them how tocross the road, says head of online child abuse charity, and parents must be aware of this from birth. This is the message from Tink Palmer, chief executive officer of the Marie Collins Foundation, which…

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Online Safety For Kids: Parents Think Their Children Are Safe Online, But Are They?

Posted on Nov 24th, 2014

Fourth graders use laptop computers in California. More than 90 percent of parents said their children were somewhat safe online in a Family Online Safety Institute survey. Reuters. From International Business Times. You see them everywhere – toddlers with tablets, little kids with laptops, adolescents with iPhones. Here’s the instant message they’re sending: Children across the United States are gaining increased access to the online world, and with that comes concern about what…

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Clallam County, Port Angeles schools team up to offer Internet safety training

Posted on Nov 19th, 2014

Crossroads in Port Angeles (E 11th St and S Peabody St), Strait of Juan de Fuca and Vancouver Island in the background. Photo by Adbar (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 , via Wikimedia Commons. From Peninsula Daily News. PORT ANGELES — Clallam County is teaming up with the Port Angeles School District to provide Internet and social media safety training to students and their parents. County commissioners Tuesday unanimously approved a $1,695 interagency agreement with the district for six…

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Mundelein High School addresses Internet safety in David Schwimmer play

Posted on Nov 19th, 2014

From left to right, Mundelein High School students Rachel David, Stephen Ferro, Colton Schroetter, Patricia Roques and Sydney Salit rehearse a scene from "Trust" while visiting DePaul University to meet with original actors cast in the play. Click image for full view. From Mundelein Review. Mundelein High School’s next play is far from your average high school musical. Theater students are putting on the first high school production of “Trust,” which tells a scary and…

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Internet Safety is Topic of Parent Presentation

Posted on Nov 19th, 2014

From Dysart Unified School District. Surprise Elementary School will host a parent presentation by notMYkid on Thursday, November 20, 2014, at 6 p.m., on the topic of Internet safety. notMYkid is a non-profit organization with the vision that "Every kid will have the knowledge and confidence to reach their full potential through making positive life choices." This presentation will offer information and education for parents on how to navigate the Internet safely using many forms of…

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Police hold Internet Safety Seminar

Posted on Nov 16th, 2014

From www.wrgarome.com. Almost everyone is familiar with social media sites like Facebook and Twitter, but have you ever heard of Yik Yak, Poof!, or Kik Messenger? Most kids have, most adults have not. That is one of the reasons why the Rome and Floyd County Police Department’s teamed up Thursday night for an Internet Safety Seminar at the Joint Law Enforcement Center. Young people face certain risks when they log on, from identity theft and cyber bullying to sexual…

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Internet safety expert visits St. Sebastian School

Posted on Nov 8th, 2014

From Akron.com. WEST AKRON — Jesse Weinberger, an Internet safety expert, digital strategist, instructor and owner of OvernightGeek University, recently spent time at St. Sebastian Parish School and visited the classrooms of students in grades four through eight to discuss the dangers of the Internet, gaming and social media. Each presentation was designed for the different age levels of the students, according to school officials. Weinberger, shown above speaking with students, talked…

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Schools and computer-savvy students wrestle with Internet safety

Posted on Nov 4th, 2014

Now that schools see students as important allies in helping teachers take their classrooms into the digital age, comfort levels with the Internet are being tried and tested. DAMIAN DOVARGANES/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. From The Kansas City Star. Keep in mind these are model students talking. Top scholars. Members of the superintendent’s advisory team on computers and digital education in the North Kansas City School District. They know what many of their classmates have been up…

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Google Offers Internet Safety Tips

Posted on Nov 1st, 2014

From KXNews. Would your grandparents be OK with what you're about to post online? That's a question representatives from Google asked middle schoolers during an online security event in Minot today. The Google presentation is designed to get young internet-users to think twice about the photos and comments they're sharing on Facebook, Twitter, SnapChat, and other popular services. The "Online Safety Road Show" covers everything from choosing a safe password to keeping the fun in…

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