This page contains resources for teachers, students, and parents to help encourage safe online usage and activities for children. If you have any questions regarding a child's Internet safety and the tools in place to keep CHPS children safe from abuse or malicious activities, please contact the Office of Technology and Learning.
Safe Browsing and Digital Citizenship
Digital Citizenship is a concept which helps teachers, technology leaders and parents to understand what students/children/technology users should know to use technology appropriately.
Common Sense Media is a company that 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."
The FBI SOS game functions similarly to PBS Kids' Webonauts Internet Academy. However, FBI SOS is likely to be appealing to a more mature audience.
Cyberbullying Awareness and Prevention
Cyberbullying is bullying that takes place over digital devices like cell phones, computers, and tablets. Cyberbullying can occur through SMS, Text, and apps, or online in social media, forums, or gaming where people can view, participate in, or share content. Cyberbullying includes sending, posting, or sharing negative, harmful, false, or mean content about someone else. It can include sharing personal or private information about someone else causing embarrassment or humiliation. Some cyberbullying crosses the line into unlawful or criminal behavior.
Parents, school staff, and other adults in the community can help kids prevent bullying by talking about it, building a safe school environment, and creating a community-wide bullying prevention strategy.
i-SAFE is a non-profit foundation dedicated to protecting the online experiences of youth everywhere. i-SAFE incorporates classroom curriculum with dynamic community outreach to empower students, teachers, parents, law enforcement, and concerned adults to make the Internet a safer place.
The Virginia Department of Education has created a comprehensive resource for educators, parents, and caregivers in relation to student activity on the Internet.
Student Data Privacy
Schools have always held a wide range of data about our children and families: Name, address, names of parents or guardians, date of birth, grades, attendance, disciplinary records, eligibility for lunch programs, special needs and the like are all necessary for basic administration and instruction. Teachers and school officials use this information for lots of reasons, including to assess how well students at a school are progressing, how effective teachers are at teaching, and how well your school performs compared to other schools. The following list of resources can help teachers, administrators, and parents be aware of student data privacy issues and protections.
Whether information is on paper or online, the basic privacy rights for students and parents remain the same. This guide will help you understand the laws that protect student data, as well as students' and parents' rights under the laws.