Internet SafetyAn important part of teaching technology integration is educating students on ways to take advantage of the benefits of the internet, while reducing the risks.Three risk areas that are addressed with the students at Aldie Elementary are:
In addition to what is taught at school, Loudoun County Public Schools encourages parents to have conversations with their children regarding appropriate use and behavior on the internet.Below are some links to useful resources.
- Inappropriate Contact - Students need to understand how to protect themselves from cyber-bullies, hackers, phishers, and predators.
- Inappropriate Content - Content that is viewed and content that is uploaded are included. Students need to know that anything posted to the internet is forever.
- Inappropriate Conduct - The internet is a public forum. Even though users may feel anonymous, there really isn't true anonymity.