Online Safety

The safety and security of Park Hill students is absolutely essential on all fronts, including the digital space. Our Department of Technology employs industry-leading cyber security methods to protect students and their data, which has earned us the TLE Seal of Approval for our data privacy standards. 

However, internet safety is a challenge without a single solution. The constantly evolving digital landscape requires strong engagement from district leaders, teachers, and parents working together to ensure our students can be safe online. Below are some resources to help educate you and your family on potential pitfalls, but also on opportunities for growth and positive online interactions.  

Resources for Parents, Teachers, and Students 

Common Sense Media - Information for parents and educators about what kids are encountering and consuming online. Includes a robust digital citizenship curriculum to reinforce good technology habits in the classroom and at home.

Be Internet Awesome - Developed by Google working with the Family Online Safety Institute, this site has tips and guides for families, and a fun interactive game for kids to learn about digital safety. 

Family Online Safety Institute - Tools and rules for navigating the web confidently with your family.

NetSmartz - Tipsheets, videos and lesson plans for online safety.

Parenting in a Digital World - Advice for the connected family from Verizon Wireless.

Stop.Think.Connect. - Resources from the National Cyber Security Alliance on digital safety for everyone.

PBS Technology Literacy - Videos, lesson plans, and more about many different facets of digital responsibility for students.

The following resources are from our Middle School Parent Tech Night. We believe they may be useful for parents of students of all ages. 

Social Media

Presentation
Living with Middle Schoolers and Social Media
Handout
Set-up-Safe checklist.pdf
Instagram Quick-guide
Parent's Ultimate Guide to TikTok

Smartphones

Presentation
Smartphone Parental Controls.pdf
Handout
smartphone_safety.pdf

Filtering Home Internet

Presentation Filtering Home Internet
Handout Filter Your Home Internet Handout.pdf

Other Resources

Cyberbullying Quick-guide
Protecting Your Kids Online
Digital Tools Your Student is Using.pdf