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Internet Safety

 

The Springs Union Free School District believes strongly in the value of excellent educational and instructional programs that support the Common Core and NYS Learning Standards. While we believe that the benefits for children who have access to the Internet far outweigh potential risk, it should be understood that some sites might contain information that is inappropriate, pornographic, defamatory, inaccurate, or potentially offensive to some users.

Internet Safety is important for us here at Springs School. The internet is a place to go to gain knowledge and gather information. We want your child to be safe when they do that. There are sites to keep you informed and give you more information on this topic. The sites listed below are great resources to become familiar with.

 

  Common Sense Media is dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in a world of media and technology.
     
  Cybertipline The Congressionally-mandated CyberTipline is a means for reporting crimes against children.
     
  Netsmartz Parenting wired kids can be difficult, especially if you didn't grow up with the same technologies. These resources can help. 
     
Professor Garfield - Try out this new site - good learning activities for younger children.  Professor Garfield offers the lesson and then lets the children apply the lessons to situations.
     
NetSmartz Workshop is an interactive, educational program of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® (NCMEC) that provides age-appropriate resources to help teach children how to be safer on- and offline.
     
NS Teens NetSmartz Workshop is an interactive, educational program of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® (NCMEC) that provides age-appropriate resources to help teach children how to be safer on- and offline.
     
StopBullying.gov provides information from various government agencies on what bullying is, what cyberbullying is, who is at risk, and how you can prevent and respond to bullying.