I don’t know if people know how concerns about online safety affect the use of technology in schools and families and communities. While working in a rural area, I came in contact with a parent who told me that he solved the cyberbullying program by cutting the cord to the computer. It made me sad. It made me jump to the reality of the problem. I think the following document is a good way to start the conversation.
I have been reading and learning about family involvement in online safety.
I found this contract that I think is a great initiative for summer for families.
PTA and school groups could facilitate the sharing of this document.
Family Online Safety Contract
|*Adapted by FOSI/ICRA from various online safety pledges and contracts developed by multiple entities: SafeKids.com (www.safekids.com/contract_kid.htm); The Mansfield/Richland County Public Library (www.mrcpl.lib.oh.us/WebContract.htm); Federal Trade Commission Cyberpassport (www.ftc.gov/bcp/conline/pubs/online/sitesee); 911paging.com (www.paging.com/internetsafety/internetcontract.htm); I-SAFE America (www.isafe.org/contract-printable.html)|