Internet Safety and Cyberbullying
Computers are an important and invaluable tool in education. But, as Spiderman found out, “With great power comes great responsibility.” Theron Swainston Middle School is committed to teaching all students about their responsibilities in using the internet, both at school and at home.
Following these suggestions can keep everyone safe while traveling the information highway.
· Ask your parents before you give personal information to anyone on the internet.
· Don’t respond to a message if it makes you feel uncomfortable.
· Never try to meet with anyone that you’ve met online unless you talk to your parents first and an adult is with you.
· Don’t believe everything that you read or are told online. Some people purposely try to mislead others, so if something doesn’t seem right discuss it with an adult that you trust.
Links of Interest
What is personal information?
1. Your full name
2. Your address
3. Your school
4. Your school's address
5. Your E-mail address
6. Your phone number
7. Your passwords
8. Calling card numbers
9. Credit card numbers
10. Social security numbers
11. Your mother’s maiden name
12. Your parents’ place of work
13. Any photo in which you’re easily recognized
Because of the anonymous nature of the internet, cyberbullying has become an increasingly serious problem. Don't be a bully nor let yourself be bullied. Below are some helpful links if you find yourself in this situation.
National Crime Prevention Council: Bullying
National Crime Prevention Council: Cyberbullying