Student Created Tips for Staying Safe Online

As our grade 5 students are exploring the exciting world of blogging, we are also learning about how to stay safe online. Today, Mrs. T’s class watched an excellent public service announcement called “Think Before You Post” (more available here):

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As we discussed the ideas presented in the video, we developed a class set of online safety tips that we want to share with our entire school community:

Think before you post!

  • Before you post anything, anywhere, think about:
    • Why are you posting this?
    • Who will see this?
    • What will they think?
  • Use a nickname or ONLY your first name
  • Do not share personal information like your:
    • Picture, or pictures of your friends
    • Last name
    • Phone number
    • Address
    • E-mail address
  • Ask your mom, dad, guardian or teacher before you post

All of our grade five bloggers have had the chance to watch this video and develop online safety tips. Understanding how and why we need to think before we post is a critical skill for all students. Please feel free to use this video at home to start a discussion about online safety with your children!

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