Internet Safety

  • The Kettle Moraine School District partners with parents and guardians to ensure the safety of both the physical and virtual worlds. Practicing safe and responsible online behavior helps to ensure positive and productive digital footprints.

     

     

    Digital Footprint

     

    Set Expectations

    • Access only appropriate sites and content
    • Be a good person when online
    • Be polite, do not tease anyone, do not post pictures without permission, be truthful, and protect personal information


         Monitor and Limit Screen Time

    • Internet and technology use is best done in a central place at homeClock
    • Look at all open tabs
    • If your child is under 13, he/she should not have a social media account (it is illegal)
    • Monitor who your child interacts with online (gaming, messaging, etc)
    • Have you looked for apps like these on your child's device?
    • Set limits on the amount of time your child uses a screen at home
    • Here is a list of Apps (most are free) to limit screen time.

     

                                                                          Put the Device to Bed

    • Create a common charging station where all devices are to be plugged in before lights out
    • Discourage late night use of a device to ensure enough uninterrupted sleep

     

    Additional Resources

     

     

    Common Sense Media                      Google Safety Center            FBI                Digital Citizenship

    Common Sense Media Parent Guide           Family Safety Center: Google    Parent's Guide: FBI     Digital Literacy: KMSD

     

     

    It is the policy of the Kettle Moraine School District (KMSD)

    1. to make a good faith effort to:prevent users (students, staff, minors, adults) access over its computer network to, or transmission of, inappropriate material via the internet, electronic mail, or other forms of direct electronic communications;
    2. prevent unauthorized access and other unlawful online activity;
    3. prevent unauthorized online disclosure, use, or dissemination of personal identification information of minors; and
    4. comply with the Children’s Internet Protection Act [Pub. L. No. 106-554 and 47 USC 254(h)] and the Neighborhood Children’s Internet Protection Act [NCIPA].

     

    You can access the KMSD Internet Safety Policy here.

     

    As part of our digital literacy curriculum, we cover many topics about internet safety with students- including cyberbullying, social networking, predators, cell phone safety, cyber ethics, and phishing scams. We have compiled a list of websites below with resources, tips, and guidelines to help you continue this work at home.

     

    "Internet Safety" - Wisconsin Department of Instruction

    “Cyberbullying” - National Crime Prevention Council

    “Online Safety” - Google

    “NetSmartz Workshop” -National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

    "Keep Your Kids Safe Online" - Best Buy Home Networking Support

    "Parents-Stop Hovering and Start Monitoring in Google Chrome" - Tech Bits 

    "Campus Guide to Internet Safety for College Students & Teens" -  AC Online