How can you help keep your students safe while online?
1. View the whole video that you use in your class before you show it to your students. People may not be aware that one of their favorite apps can pose a danger to their device. YouTube videos can be used to gain access to a device.
2. Monitor your students
while they are using devices. Have them sign an Online Safety Pledge
3. Provide resources to students-
Provide them with resources like these two YouTube videos from Google Family Safety and Watch Well Cast:
Playing and Staying Safe Online
Safe Web Surfing: Top Tips for Kids and Teens Online
By encouraging students to take initiative you can educate them while avoiding “preaching” to them.
Talk to them, empower them, and most importantly, educate them.