For Parents!

There are several good sites that can help you and your child learn about internet safety. Here are a few that I suggest:


**Know the Rules...Internet Safety Quiz for Adults** http://www.colonialhts.net/internet_safety/KTR_AdultInternetSafety.pdf
This excellent document (in Adobe PDF format) from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children presents tips for parents on how to make their children's online visits safer. This is a must read for parents. It's a large full color document, but it's worth the wait to download it to your computer and print out a copy.
Internet Safety Pledges
These Internet Safety Pledges from NetSmartz are age appropriate guidelines for Internet safety that you can download and print. You can use the pledge as a springboard for discussion with your son or daughter, and then both of you can sign the pledge. The documents are provided in Adobe PDF format.
For Parents, Educators, Kids, and Teens
NetSmartz® is an interactive, educational safety resource from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® and Boys & Girls Clubs of America for children (ages 5-17), parents, guardians, educators, and law enforcement that uses age-appropriate, 3-D activities to teach children how to stay safer on the Internet. The NetSmartz Workshop can be accessed at www.NetSmartz.org and www.NetSmartzKids.org.


For Kids!

Surfing the NET with Kids http://www.surfnetkids.com/

NetSmartzKids.org features games, activities, and Internet safety raps for younger children to play, to have fun, and to learn how to be safer on the Internet.

Please review our district’s internet policy:
NORFOLK PUBLIC SCHOOL INTERNET POLICY
Acceptable Use of Internet and Other Electronic Resources This version is modified for the elementary schools. A complete version of Board Policy 801.1 is available at the Norfolk Public School’s Central Office. The Norfolk Public Schools recognizes the value of computer and other electronic resources to improve student learning and enhance the administration and operation of its schools. To this end, the Norfolk Public Schools encourages the responsible use of computers; computer networks, including the Internet; and other electronic resources in support of the mission and goals of the Norfolk Public Schools. Because the Internet is an unregulated, worldwide vehicle for communication, information available to staff and students is impossible to control. Therefore, the Norfolk Public Schools adopts this policy governing the voluntary use of electronic resources and the Internet in order to provide guidance to individuals and groups obtaining access to these resources on Norfolk Public Schools-owned equipment or through Norfolk Public Schools-affiliated organizations. Norfolk Public Schools Rights and Responsibilities It is the policy of the Norfolk Public Schools to maintain an environment that promotes ethical and responsible conduct in all online network activities by staff and students. It shall be a violation of this policy for any employee, student, or other individual to engage in any activity that does not conform to the established purpose and general rules and policies of the network. Within this general policy, the District recognizes its legal and moral obligation to protect the well-being of students in its charge. To this end, the Norfolk Public Schools retains the following rights and recognizes the following obligations:
1. To log network use and to monitor fileserver space utilization by users, and assume no responsibility or liability for files deleted due to violation of fileserver space allotments.
2. To remove a user account on the network.
3. To monitor the use of online activities. This may include real-time monitoring of network activity and/or maintaining a log of
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Internet activity for later review.
4. To provide internal and external controls as appropriate and feasible. Such controls shall include the right to determine who will have access to Norfolk Public Schools-owned equipment and, specifically, to exclude those who do not abide by the Norfolk Public Schools acceptable use policy or other policies governing the use of school facilities, equipment, and materials. Norfolk Public Schools reserves the right to restrict online destinations through software or other means.
5. To provide guidelines and make reasonable efforts to train staff and students in acceptable use and policies governing online communications.

User Responsibilities Use of the electronic media provided by the Norfolk Public Schools is a privilege that offers a wealth of information and resources for research. Where it is available, this resource is offered to staff, students, and other patrons. In order to maintain the privilege, users agree to learn and comply with all of the provisions of this policy.
Disclaimer
1. The Norfolk Public Schools cannot be held accountable for the information that is retrieved via the network.
2. Pursuant to the Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986 (18 USC 2510 et seq.), notice is hereby given that there are no facilities provided by this system for sending or receiving private or confidential electronic communications. System administrators have access to all mail and will monitor messages. Messages relating to or in support of illegal activities will be reported to the appropriate authorities.
3. The Norfolk Public Schools will not be responsible for any damages you may suffer, including loss of data resulting from delays, non-deliveries, or service interruptions caused by our own negligence or your errors or omissions. Use of any information obtained is at your own risk.
4. The Norfolk Public Schools makes no warranties (expressed or implied) with respect to:
• The content of any advice or information received by a user, or any costs or charges incurred as a result of seeing or accepting any information;
• Any costs, liability, or damages caused by the way the user chooses to use his or her access to the network;
• The Norfolk Public Schools reserves the right to change its policies and rules at any time.