boy looking at laptopThis 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.
  • Be Internet Awesome
    • Helping kids be safe, confident explorers of the online world.
  • Virginia Department of Education's Guidelines and Resource for Internet Safety in Schools
    • The Virginia Department of Education has created a comprehensive resource for educators, parents, and caregivers in relation to student activity on the Internet.
  • Common Sense Media
    • 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."
  • FBI Safe Online Surfing
    • 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.
  • StopCyberBullying.gov
    • 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
    • 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.
  • National Crime Prevention Council
    • In partnership with Sony Creative Software and the Ad Council, NCPC selected the winning PSAs that are designed to raise awareness about preventing cyberbullying.
  • Virginia Department of Education's Guidelines and Resource for Internet Safety in Schools
    • 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.
  • Meet our Data Privacy Officer
    • CHPS has created the role of Data Privacy Officer to be aware of changes in laws and requirements for the collection and dissemination of student data.
  • Teachers and parents, protect student data online
    • Student data privacy is a complex issue that can baffle the best of us, but have no fear! There are some simple things any teacher can do to quickly identify and manage online privacy risks.
  • A Parent's Guide to Student Data Privacy
    • 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. 
  • The Educator's Guide to Student Data Privacy
    • This guide is meant to help teachers utilize technology in the classroom while protecting their students' privacy.