Starting at grade 1, students learn strategies for being a good digital citizen and being safe online. Our wonderful librarians present lessons during class library time using ISTE's Piano & Laylee Books. Many of these concepts are reinforced and elaborated upon during guidance lessons for upper elementary students with Ms. Reed and elementary guidance counselors. During these lessons we delve deeper into areas of internet safety, cyberbullying, and positive digital footprints.
Treat a stranger online like you would a stranger on the street. Don’t talk to strangers! (ex. using mics during online gaming)
If a stranger sends you a message online, ask for help from a trusted adult.
Go only to the sites your parents and teachers approve of
Don’t share ANY info. online without asking trusted adult, especially private info. Private information includes:
Name of school
Pictures of self or your street address, etc
ALWAYS ask a trusted adult before registering for online games, social media, etc,. or before downloading something to your computer.
Learn About AUP:
An Acceptable Use Policy describes rules we should always follow when we use the school’s computers
Keep your password a secret (only share with trusted adult)
Don’t log into a computer as someone else
Be polite when you are online
Take good care of the computers
Use proper posture:
Backs straight and hands in flat position to protect joints.
Consequences of breaking an AUP rule may include: 1) warning, then not being able to use the computer.
Following the AUP rules=responsible digital citizen.
Bullies online want attention. Ignore bullies, if someone bothers you turn off monitor and tell an adult. Turning off monitor vs. shutting down computer allows adult to investigate further and help prevent it from happening again.
Remember to stop and ask if you’re not sure about the sender’s meaning (if you ask, you won’t jump to the wrong conclusion)
Do not use all capital letters (may be interpreted as ‘yelling’)
Check that messages you create are friendly and polite
Help a Copycat Become a Creative Cat:
In your school work, it’s okay to use a little bit of other people’s music, pictures, and words. Always give credit to the original author or artist