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The Internet is a valuable educational and social resource for students. Many students are knowledgeable about social networking sites, web blogs, personal pages, or chat rooms. Nevertheless, the Internet can also expose our students to danger through their discovery of inappropriate materials and experiences.

As a community stakeholder, you need to know that concerns over these issues are very real, and that you can play a critical role in keeping our students safe by getting more informed and involved in our students' use of the Internet. Together everyone must meet the challenge of continuing to provide a safe learning environment for all students, both in and out of school.

Workshop Themes:

  • Understanding the Internet
  • Internet Safety Awareness
  • Posting Online
  • Online Predators

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JUST A CLICK AWAY

The Internet is a valuable educational and social resource for students. Many students are knowledgeable about social networking sites, web blogs, personal pages, or chat rooms. Nevertheless, the Internet can also expose our students to danger through their discovery of inappropriate materials and experiences.

Expanded use of the Internet leads to increased concern that young people are putting themselves in danger by divulging personal information on social networking sites. Participants will learn how to balance Web access with safety which will keep themselves and their friends safe. Together everyone, adults and students, must meet the challenge of maintaining safe environments

Workshop Themes:

  • Understanding the Internet
  • Internet Safety Awareness
  • Posting Online
  • Online Predators

The Safer Schools for a Better Tomorrow Initiative hopes to conduct 21 trainings in 21 counties to 21 district groups, organizations, or entities.

To request a presentation, please email us at:
ssbt@doe.state.nj.us

If you are making a request please be sure to include the following:

  • At least 3 available Dates
  • Time(s); and
  • Number of people (minimum of 25)

- One in five children who use computer chat rooms has been approached over the Internet by a pedophile.

- Only one in four youth who received a sexual solicitation reported the incident to an adult.

Eluding Predators Tip Sheet

Kids Rules for Online Safety

Internet Safety Tips for Parents


Online Safety Resources for Teachers

Tech Learning's Keeping Students safe online web site: http://cmp.ebookhost.net/tl/8e6/1/

National Cyber Security Association (NCSA) has provided a Cyber Security Month Toolkit for educators available at http://www.staysafeonline.org/events/ncsam06educators.html.

Stay Safe Online provides free and non-technical cyber security and safety resources to the public, so consumers, small businesses and educators have the know how to avoid cyber crime. http://www.staysafeonline.info/

USA Today Education's website, contains lesson plans for teachers to use during the month of October's Cybersecurity Awareness month or for anytime during the school year. http://www.usatoday.com/educate/cybersecurity/index.html

Educational resource material for children and teens http://www.netsmartz.org/index.htm

Real-life stories and videos: http://www.netsmartz.org/resources/reallife.htm

OnGuardOnline.gov provides practical tips from the federal government and the technology industry to help you be on guard against Internet fraud, secure your computer, and protect your personal information. http://onguardonline.gov/index.html

A variety of resources such as: safety tips, risks, getting the most out of the Internet: http://www.bewebaware.com

Online safety rules for kids: http://www.fema.gov/kids/on_safety.htm

Dedicated to Internet Online safety, check out some unique offerings such as; iMentor – an iSafe chatroom, i-DRiVE TV, get the 411 and learn how students can teach cyber safety in your school, home and community, enter contests, all at http://www.isafe.org/