The Internet is a global system of interconnected computer networks that serve billions of users worldwide. It is HUGE! The networks consist of millions of private, public, academic, business, and government networks. The information you can access is AMAZING!
There are pros and cons to the Internet. If used properly it can be useful for school work, networking with friends, shopping, gaming, and more. Negatively the Internet can be a dangerous place to be. Negatives include cyberbullying, online predators, identity theft and more.
It is up to you to understand the benefits and dangers of the Internet and to use it properly.
Middle and High School
Internet Safety Rules
- I WILL THINK BEFORE I POST.
I agree not to post information and images that could put me at risk, embarrass me, or damage my future, such as
- cell & home phone numbers
- home address
- sexual messages
- inappropriate pictures and videos
- I WILL RESPECT OTHER PEOPLE ONLINE.
I will not
- post anything rude, offensive, or threatening
- send or forward images and information that might embarrass, hurt, or harass someone
- take anyone's personal information and use it to damage his or her reputation
- I WILL BE CAREFUL WHEN MEETING ONLINE FRIENDS IN PERSON.
I agree to
- ask my parent or guardian's permission before going
- have a parent or guardian accompany me
- meet in a public place
- I WILL PROTECT MYSELF ONLINE.
If someone makes me feel uncomfortable or if someone is rude or offensive, I will
- not respond
- save the evidence
- tell my parent, guardian, or another trusted adult
- report to the website, cell phone company, CyberTipline.com, or the police
A Vision of Students Today
Countries with Internet Access
The research process:
- Define the task
- What topic will you investigate
- Form a question
- Information seeking
- Determine the sources you will use
- Evaluate your sources
- Location and access
- Locate sources
- Find information within the sources
- Use the information
- Read, hear, view, the information
- Take information from your sources
- Put it together
- Organize your information
- Create a product
- Judge your product
- Judge the information solving process
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