NetSmartz Kids is for elementary students was designed to provide children with a fun, easy way to remember rules for online safety. Club "Use Your NetSmartz" (UYN) helps prompt children to remember all they know about Internet safety and apply it to specific situations.
NSTeens resources empower tweens (children ages 8 - 12) to make safer online choices through lessons taught in a series of animated videos highlighting the Internet-related adventures of a diverse cast of teenagers. Educators may reinforce the videos’ safety lessons through the use of accompanying activity cards.
Lessons Organized by the following topics: Safety and Security Digital Citizenship Research and Information Literacy
April - Intellectual Property The Internet offers many opportunities to download, share, and re-use copyrighted material in many ways. Learn about the rules are regarding copyright.
March - Texting Teach children to think about safety and responsibility with their mobile phone.
February - Protecting Your Privacy Today's kids are constantly sending texts, posting to social networks, and uploading photos for their friends to see. But their online lives aren't always as private as they think. Get tips on how you can protect your kids' personal privacy online.
January - Device Care Students are responsible for the general care of the Chromebook that has been issued by the school. You can find more information as well as some general precautions on our Digital Citizenship Messages page.
December - Screen Time Children in this digital age spend between 5 to 9 hours of total screen time, which can include gaming, watching TV, viewing online videos, social media and texting. It is important to teach children to moderate their own screen time habits and helping them find the right balance is essential.
November - CyberBullying Cyberbullying is bullying or harassment that happens online. It can happen in an email, a text message, a game, or on a social networking site. It might involve spreading rumors or images posted on someone's profile or passed around for others to see, or creating a group or page to make a person feel left out.
October - Social Media Social networking sites, online chat environments, blogs, and microblogs are how tweens and teens socialize online. New Social Media tools are developed on a regular basis and it?s important to stay current on what your child is using to communicate with others. Find how you can help teach your child safe online and social media practices.