Monday, 2 November 2015

MidSun Technology Update

Last week, our students had an opportunity to listen to a presentation about online safety from Calgary Police Services (CPS). Students learned ramifications about their actions online, and also learned about pro-active strategies to support effective digital citizenship practices.

CPS recommends various strategies to help parents protect their children from online hazards. Some of these tips include:

  • Maintain open lines of communication between parents and children.
  • Make sure children to not disclose any personally identifiable information (i.e names, photos) to any strangers, websites, or chat rooms on the internet
  • Teach children to stop using the internet immediately and advise parent if they see or read anything that upsets them.​
  • Keep your computer with the internet access in a high traffic area of the home.
  • Restrict access to the internet when there is no supervision available.
  • Monitor long distance telephone/cell phone bills for unknown telephone numbers.

Additional resources, tips, and information can be found at the CPS website:

Mr. Tailor
Technology/Complementary Learning Leader
MidSun School

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