Being Safe Online
- We (NISD) help to protect your child by our AUP (Acceptable Use Policy) which prohibits: publishing student grades, test scores, last names, home addresses, phone numbers, or other information. Our educators follow the terms of service of each site: AUP video
- We employ a system on our District WiFi to help us filter out offensive websites.
We recommend that you talk to your child about their digital footprint and review our Your Child's Reputation Online resources with your child.
- How to create a strong password: gcflearnfree
- Help keep your child safe online: ThinkUKnow
- Up-to-date info. and great resources!: CommonSenseMedia
- Keep the computer at home in a high-traffic area.
- Track your child's location or usage: Tomsguide
- Basic phone safety skills to share with your kids: CommonSense
- Create a Family Online Safety Contract: -more ideas here
- Set privacy settings, parent controls & more!: CommonSense Media
- Set Family Safety & parental controls on PC's (see history even with incognito): Microsoft
- Learn how to stay safe while browsing: gcflearnfree
- How safe is it to post pictures online & what to do: CommonSense Media
- Keep your child's location and daily routine safe and private. Turn off geolocation or location-based services on the Social Apps they use.
- Some people try to get your info. by putting out generic & illegitimate wifi networks. Ask the store owner for the username and password before you use it.
- Turn your wifi settings on your phone to manual so it does not pick up questionable wifi networks.
- Avoid doing any banking or shopping using a credit card while on a public wifi hotspot.
- Stay in touch with the latest apps kids are using by following:
CommonSense and NISD Twitter and Be Web Smart
- Do you know the YouTube channels your kids follow? Check out CommonSense
- Talk with your children on their internet usage & being safe online.