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Internet Safety

posted Nov 6, 2013, 10:07 AM by Julie Alonso   [ updated Nov 6, 2013, 10:09 AM ]
This week the second graders had a lesson about Internet Safety in library class.  We talked about how it is important to ask for help from parents or teachers before going online.  We used the analogy of driving in a car:  Kids drive in the passenger seat with an adult who has been trained to drive.  Same with going online: kids need to learn alongside a trusted adult the rules of keeping safe online.  

The basic rules of internet safety that we discussed are:
  • only visit trusted websites that you have permission to use.
  • never give out personal information, such as your name, address, birthday, or passwords.
  • never talk to people you don't know online. If someone tries to contact you, tell a grown up.
  • think before you click! Remember, some pop ups are dangerous for your computer.  
  • not everything you read on the internet is true!  Double-check information and use trusted sites when you are looking for information.

We read this book, which is available for checkout in the library:

The Internet can be a dangerous place for young people to navigate, and this book teachers them how to stay safe online and use the Internet responsibly.

We also watched this BrainPop Jr. video about internet safety.