Internet Safety Resources for Parents

PPS Resources

10 Tips for How to Help Keep Your Child Safe Online (pdf)
Follow the link above to download the 10 tips. 

A Parent's Guide to Cybersafety Brochure (pdf)
Click the link above to download a brochure from PPS Student Services.

Cyberbullying Letter and Q&A available on from PPS Student Services. Click here to go to their website.

District Acceptable Use Policy
PPS Employee & Student Acceptable Use Policy

PPS Guide to Policies, Rules And Procedures on Student Responsibilities, Rights And Discipline 
http://www.pps.k12.or.us/departments/student-services/364.htm  


 Other Online Resources

Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum Overview
Common Sense Media is dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in a world of media and technology. Includes reviews (apps, games, movies, etc.), videos, online training, K-12 curriculum, and much more.

These are excellent resources from Common Sense Media that are designed to help provide cyberbullying and online relationships guidance to parents. Use them to empower yourselves with the knowledge and tools you need to guide your kids toward making safe and smart choices in their digital lives.

Trend Micro runs Internet Safety video contests every year.  Click here for the home page and to view the winning entries from 2010 onward.  Really great resources for video.

Cyberbullying resource for parents:
http://www.bullybeware.com/
www.commonsensemedia.org/educators/parent-media-education/educate-parents-about-cyberbullying-and-online-relationships
What's Your Story? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SdC7iBpD8Sk
Digital Harrassment:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=41FwxLZYkbE
Cyber Bullying PSA: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7uyScK3-CU

Internet Safety resources for parents:
http://www.connectsafely.org  
http://www.embracingdigitalyouth.org/
http://www.internetsafetypodcast.com/  
http://www.isafe.org/

http://www.netsmartz.org/  
http://wiredsafety.org

OnGuard Online | Your Safety Net
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. All resources are available in English and Spanish as well.
As a starting point, viewing and discussing the content of these informational videos will go a long way toward ensuring you and your children are informed and aware of potentially harmful things that lurk on the Internet. Also check out Net Cetera: Chatting With Kids About Being Online, a free booklet you can download with more tips.

Oregon Department of Justice
http://www.doj.state.or.us/oricac/kidsteens.shtml