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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

CyberSafety Awareness Week

This is cross-posted from the misdtechnotes blog:

During the week of May 16–20, Mansfield ISD Technology will be hosting the first MISD CyberSafety Awareness Week to provide a focus for students, teachers, parents and community about online safety and our students. Topics include safe surfing, cyberbullying, messaging, and how to protect personal information when online.

K-4 students will focus on age appropriate topics during their Technology Applications rotation:
Grades K-2
  • Ways we use the Internet
  • Basic rules for online safety
Grades 3-4
  • Cyberbullying (what it is and what you can do about it)
  • Safe Surfing (ways to protect yourself online.
5th – 8th grade students will be participate in related learning activities during their advisory period.
Grades 5-6
  • Text Messaging (safety, etiquette)
  • Keeping personal information safe when online
Grades 7-8
  • Smart Surfing (research tools, copyright, viruses/spyware)
  • How to handle Cyberbullying, protecting yourself and your information online
Parents, teachers, administrators and community members are invited to attend an event on Thursday, May 19, in the MISD Administration Building Great Room at 605 East Broad Street from 6:30 – 8:00 PM.

A panel of guest speakers will be presenting information with time at the end for questions from the audience.

Topics include:
  • UT Arlington Admissions – Social Networking and College Admissions
  • MISD Human Resources – Social Networking and Future Employment
  • MISD Police – Cyberbullying
  • Technology Department – What Parents Can Do
Download the printable information sheet. (PDF)