Online Safety

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The mission of Austin ISD is to educate all students on the importance of cyber safety, so that all students may become successful digital citizens.

Cyberbullying is the use of technology - cell phones, texts, computers, emails, chats, etc. - to make someone feel bad or unsafe.  It can include sending mean or threatening messages, spreading rumors, purposely leaving people out, impersonating others to embarrass them, and many more.  It is extremely damaging and harmful with victims suffering from low self-esteem, lack of confidence, and depression.

Austin ISD has joined with the Anti-Defamation League to promote cyber safety in our schools with the following resource:

Students can check out these videos to learn the facts from
Heads Up: Stop, Think, Click 
Share with Care 
Stand up to Cyberbullying 
The Protection Connection

Playing this game can help students see things from a different perspective: The Case of the Cyber Criminal

Additionally, BrainPop has a great video to explain to students about cyberbullying here:

Here are a few websites that teach kids & parents ways to be safe while using the Internet:

-Welcome to the Web
 A series of lessons for teaching young students how to navigate the Internet

-LMK: Life online
 A website created for the purpose of educating girls about online safety. Sponsored by the Girl Scouts and Microsoft.

-Google Family Safety Center
 Introduces parents to and shows them how to use Google's safety tools including safe search, safe search lock, and YouTube's safety mode.

-Your Own Space
 Ebook designed to educate tweens and teens about protecting themselves and their stuff online.

-Internet Safety with Professor Garfield
 Offers an animated lesson on cyberbullying and an animated lesson about online safety.

-Webonauts Internet Academy
 Website where elementary school students can learn about safe online behaviors.

-A Thin Line
This site is designed to educate teenagers and young adults about the possible repercussions of their digital activities.

-Common Sense Media
This site is dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in a world of media and technology.

Educate students about cyberbullying awareness and response and about appropriate online behavior, including interacting with other individuals on social networking Web sites and in chat rooms. (CQ LOCAL)
All Internet access will be filtered for minors and adults on the District’s network and computers with Internet access provided by the school. (CQ Regulation)

In accordance with HB 3171, Section 38.023, the Texas Education Agency has developed and made available to school districts a list of resources concerning Internet Safety.  You may visit their list of resources online at TEA.   The Federal E-Rate program for Schools & Libraries and many state grants require schools to be CIPA compliant.  To learn more visit/review the following: