The internet supplies an endless world of learning and discovery for our children. Surfing the web has proven to increase reading and research skills in the of youth today. While helping to increase these skills it also helps children to prepare for their future.
As we all know the World Wide Web is a wonderful resource tool, but it does carry risks and can be a very dangerous place for an unknowing child. Children need to be computer savvy. They should be able to distinguish resourceful sites but also recognize sites that should be avoided. The Vermilion Parish School System would like to share with you the tools that can be incorporated to ensure safe internet practices.
Internet Safety Organizations
Searching The Internet
Protect Your Computer
- Tips to help parents keep kids safe on the internet
- Federal Trade Commission- Privacy, Identity, & Online Security
Lesson Plans & Resources
- The curriculum is designed to be interactive, discussion-filled, and allow students to learn through hands-on and scenario activities.
- Each workshop contains a resource booklet for both educators and students that can be downloaded in PDF form.
- Includes presentations to accompany the lesson and animated videos to help frame the conversation.
- Detailed lesson plans with assessments for each lesson
- Scope and sequence for four groups: K-2nd, 3rd-5th, 6th-8th, & 9th-12th grade
- Online Education Training Program: Teaching Digital Citizenship is a self-paced online training program for educators sponsored by Club Penguin. In this training, you will learn about the risks children face online, key lessons you should be teaching, and which NetSmartz resources to use for each age group.
- NetSmartz Student Project Kit: The NetSmartz Student Project Kit helps students in grades 6-12 teach their peers and younger students about topics like cyberbullying, online privacy, and digital ethics.
- Teaching Materials: This site offers a free collection of teaching materials for students in K-12, include videos, lesson plans, games, and more.
- Presentations: NetSmartz offers free, multimedia Internet safety presentations tailored for specific audiences – parents and communities, tweens, teens, and younger children. These presentations come complete with a presenter’s guide and script.
On Guard Online - Federal Trade Commission
- Resources for K-12 students on various topics including online safety, cyber-bullying, advertising, and more!
- Free student booklets
- Short videos, games, and articles