About Austin ISD Cyber Safety
The Austin ISD Cyber Safety website is designed to provide information for our students, teachers and parents to strengthen awareness and increase understanding about internet safety and digital citizenship. Explore topics on how to become responsible users of our technology resources in the classroom and at home.
5 Cyber Safety Tips
- Never share your password with anyone.
- Never give any personal information to anyone you meet online.
- Don't answer emails or Instant Messages from people you don't know.
- Be careful about posting pictures of yourself.
- Never meet up with anyone you don't already know.
We are all at risk!
Everyone who uses Austin ISD computing resources creates at least one password. Any individual who can determine or obtain your password has the ability to log into your computer account and --
- They can read, copy, and potentially alter any piece of computer-based information to which you have access including student grades and FERPA protected information;
- They can easily assume your identity while communicating via e-mail, chat, etc.;
- They can potentially launch attacks from your account upon other systems both on and off campus;
- They can commit other illegal acts or make illegal offers in your name;
- They can have access to sensitive or private information about you or your students.
How can you protect your online profile?
- Don’t share your password with anyone.
- Don’t write it on a note that you stick to your computer or put in your desk drawer.
- Don’t store your password in an unencrypted file.
- Don’t let others watch you type your password.
- Don’t record your password in e-mail, reveal it via telephone, or enter it on insecure web pages.
- Don’t leave your computer unattended unless you have logged out or locked the computer.
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