What Parents Should Know About Child Safety and the Internet
Resources from Common Sense Media:
To ensure privacy, students' full names or first names with pictures cannot be posted on any district web or page. Students' first names OR pictures may be posted with permission from parents. Parent permission forms are included in the informational packets distributed each school year.
The Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA), a federal law enacted by Congress in December 2000 to address concerns about access to offensive content over the Internet on school and library computers.
- The State of Michigan CSI (Cyber Safety Initiative)
- Internet Safety Tips for Kids
- ProtectMIchild: Are
your children safe while online? Michigan families, especially minors, are
becoming inundated with advertisements from alcohol, tobacco, pornography and
gambling marketers through different internet and cell phone inboxes. Texting
their advertisements is the newest marketing effort that many of these
companies are using. Thankfully, the State of Michigan offers a free program to
stop adult advertisements from reaching e-mails, mobile phones (text messaging
ads) and instant messenger IDs. The Michigan Child Protection Registry, like
the federal Do Not Call List, is a free do-not-contact service for Michigan's
families and schools and can be located at www.ProtectMIChild.com.