Internet safety information for parents
Darren Dick (CRPS) and Shawn Carr (Town of Banff FCSS ) recently met with parent to discuss media awareness and Digital Citizenship. The presentation provided an overview of the issues with technology use as it relates to the students mental health, school culture, and CRPS School Act policies. Topics included: Cyber bullying, Gaming, and social network sites, and strategies for safe, wise and responsible use of the technology.
The presentation also included various resources that parents could visit for more information:
Alberta Law Enforcement Response Team Internet Child Exploitation
Technology to Proctect your Children
www.netnanny.com One of the more popular software packages that installs on the computer your child uses. Has internet filtering, time restrictions, chat capture, etc. Must be installed on each computer.
www.opendns.com This is a setting you make on your router/modem that directs traffic from ALL connected computers in your home to an internet filter. Choose FamilyShield for the easiest solution to filtering for free.
www.epals.com is a young child friendly (moderated) email account
Passport to the Internet (Grades 4-7) http://mnet.hypernet.ca
Screen Capture Techniques
Mac – click ⌘ Cmd + ⇧ Shift + 3
PC – click PtrSc button
Iphone/Ipod – press both Home and Power button