Fifth Graders,

We have talked in class already about internet safety that will help keep you safe. Below, I have listed some tips to help keep you safe on the internet.

  1. Do not share last name, passwords, phone numbers, or addresses with people you do not know on the internet.
  2. Be careful talking to people online whom you do not know.
  3. Be nice sharing comments on people’s websites and blogs.  The world is full of hate and people saying mean things.  We do not need to add to the hatred.  You can express your opinion, but be respectful in doing it.
  4. Remember that when you write things on the internet and post pictures and videos on the internet, they are ALWAYS on the internet.  THINK before you put something on the internet.
  5. Bullying people you know in person is not tolerated.  Cyber-bullying (bullying someone using technology and the internet) is also not tolerated. Schools and police departments all across the United States are cracking down on bullying and cyber-bullying.
    1. If you are cyber-bullying, STOP.
    2. If you are being cyber-bullied, let a teacher or the police know.

I have added some youtube videos on this webpage below that  I found addressing internet and technology safety. Please remember to be kind to one another.

Respectfully yours,

Mr. Funky Teacher

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Cyber-bullying

How bad is cyber-bullying?

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What is cyber-bullying?

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What would you do if you saw someone bullying another person using technology?

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What should we do to stop cyber-bullying?

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How does cyber-bullying affect the lives of young people?

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How mean can some people be?

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Why is it important to be kind and respectful to others online?

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Sexting

Why should you be careful what you share online?

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What are the dangers of texting?

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Should you be careful what you text others?

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Why is it important to think about a text before you actual send it?

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What could happen if you send a text without thinking?

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What kind of legal trouble can result from sending inappropriate pictures or videos?

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What are the biggest dangers of sharing inappropriate pictures or videos?

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What could be the worst thing that happens if you share personal images with others?

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What are the dangers of texting?

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How should you be extra careful when texting?

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What makes texting a sometimes dangerous activity?

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Internet Safety

Why do you have to be careful communicating with others online?

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What is the worst that can happen if you are carelessly communicating online?

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Why is it important for parents and young people to talk about internet safety?

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Is it oaky for parents to have rules for children to follow for cell phone usage?

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Digital Footprint

Why is privacy so important on the internet?

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How can you protect your digital footprint?