We are living in unprecedented times. COVID 19 is a word that has become etched in our tongues. Teaching during this pandemic has become one of the ‘new normals’ that we have had to adapt and adjust to. This means a lot of technology has been introduced to the students and teachers. Use of technology has come with emerging issues that need to be addressed now more than ever: Online Safety.
We at Kiota are adopting the Internet Safety ‘SMART WITH A HEART‘ Rules from childnet.com
S-Keeping our personal information SAFE.
M- MEETING up with people you know only and not strangers you meet online.
A- Not ACCEPTING requests or invites to links from people you do not know.
R- Making sure what you access online is RELIABLE by verifying at all times.
T- TELLING a trusted adult if you spot suspicious activity online.
All this while being kind and polite as we navigate the murky waters of the world wide web.
Parents play a critical role in implementing some of these measures. You can:
Parents can also use any of these effective applications to monitor and control what their children do online.
Finally, as we put all these measures in place, your support in implementing them at home is what is key to ensuring our children continue to stay safe online.