Ensuring that all Flat Rock students are safe on the Internet
is a top priority. Every student who uses
the Internet at school receives education and training within the classroom
setting about digital citizenship. Yet, the U.S. statistics around
cyberbullying are staggering: over half of young people report experiencing
cyberbullying first hand and more than half of these children will never
confide in their parents about it (NoBullying.com, 2015). As our school moves to a 1:1 student to
computer ratio it is more important than ever before that students understand
Internet safety, cyberbullying, and how to use the Internet in a smart way.
While at school, we will do everything possible to ensure our students’ safety.
Yet we live in a digital age and access to the Internet is everywhere, 24/7. It
is important that parents, teachers, businesses, and communities-at-large work
together to teach and model safe Internet practices.
The assortment of websites below have resources that are beneficial
for classroom teachers, administrators, parents, and students.There are lesson ideas for teaching
elementary-age children about Internet safety; school and government guidelines
on cyberbullying; and videos, activities, and games that will engage and
delight children while equipping them to not fall victim to this type of
attack. The resources are color-coded and grouped by topic so that they can be
easily identified: green, yellow, and white backgrounds - resources for parents and
teachers; blue cluster (bottom center) - government pages and school district Internet
policies; purple cluster (top center) - resources, including videos and games, for