With classrooms across Cobb and the country going virtual, some parents and students may be concerned about how to stay safe in a digital learning environment.
The Cobb Schools Instructional Technology team created a Student Online Safety resource with a list of best practices for online safety.
- Discuss online safety with your children. (Disclosing personal information, what to do if inappropriate information pops up, “online friends”, evaluating reliable resources, etc.) 10 Tips for Parents
- Place computers in a common area of the house. Keeping Children Safe Online Keeping Children Safe Online
- Spend time online with your children and know who they are talking with online. Parent Guide
- Set reasonable time and usage limits. (Set Rules, stick to them, take breaks, go outside) Net Safety
- Never let children upload/download software, photos, apps without parental consent. Block Web Content Protect Young Eyes
- Know your children’s passwords. Password Template Password Keeper
- Use parental blocks when possible. Parental Blocks
There is also a Cobb Schools Digital Citizenship website for teachers, leaders, and students, which provides tips and resources to empower students in the digital age.
The Cobb Schools team also has specific tips to help keep Cobb students safe.
Additional Resources for Families:
- Family Support Resources: Family Support Resources
- K-5 5 Tips for Media Balance: Balance and Well Being
- K-5 Tips for Media Balance (Spanish Version): Media Balance and Well Being; Common Sense Media Latino
- Family Media Use Plan (Spanish Version): Family Media Use Plan
- PDF Bundle (Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Russian, Tagalog, Urdu, and Vietnamese.) Media Balance with Translation
- 5 Internet Safety Tips for Kids: Internet Safety Tips for Children Video
- 5 Internet Safety Tips for Kids (Spanish Version): Internet Safety Tips for Children (Spanish)