The Internet allows your child the opportunity to immediately reach out to people and information. Much of the information on the Internet has positive educational value, but definitely not all. Northside ISD has special software and hardware in place that will restrict access to undesirable adult material and topics.
It is not possible, however, to completely block all objectionable sites. As parents and teachers, we must teach students to be responsible consumers of information and responsible users of the district's technology equipment. The resources in this section will help you maximize the benefits of the Internet and related technologies for your child's education and minimize the risks that your child could encounter online.
- Be CyberSMART! - Addressing Safe and Appropriate Technology Use in Northside.
- SafeKids.com - Find out about the privacy on Facebook, as well as how to protect kids online.
- NetSmartz.org - From the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children and Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
- NET CETERA: Chatting with Kids About Being Online - a PDF publication from www.onguardonline.gov, a coalition of private organizations and government agencies that include the Department of Education and the FCC.
- Internet Safety - National PTA website, with a host of information on how to keep kids safe when using the Internet.
- 4Kids.org - A website full of fun online resources, games, and kid-friendly links.
- NISD Digital Citizenship: Rights, Roles & Responsibilities in a Digital Society - This comprehensive site offers materials on digital literacy, etiquette, and even curriculum resources for teachers.
- What you can do to help your child