Internet Safety is Taken Seriously at the Quogue School
Dear Parents and Guardians,
i-SAFE is the internet safety program taught at the Quogue School. i-SAFE Inc. is the worldwide leader in Internet safety education. Founded in 1998 and endorsed by the U.S. Congress, i-SAFE is a non-profit foundation dedicated to protecting the online experiences of youth everywhere. i-SAFE incorporates classroom curriculum with dynamic community outreach to empower students, teachers, parents, law enforcement, and concerned adults to make the Internet a safer place. Please join us today in the fight to safeguard our children's online experience.
Sixth, fifth, fourth, and third-grade classes will cover the i-SAFE curriculum in computer class. It is a current, engaging, and standards-based (CCSS, NETS, AASL) program. i-SAFE is a nationally recognized Internet Safety program for schools, the community, and law enforcement establishments. This program is the only one of its kind that has an all-inclusive curriculum. The program is quite in-depth with many modules and covers topics such as: Cyber Community Citizenship, Personal Safety, Cyber Security, Intellectual Property, Bullying, and for grades 5 and up a personal safety unit on Predator Identification.
Please always keep an eye on your child when he or she is on the computer or online.
TIP: Keep all technology in a central place, a place you can easily see your child online.
i-S A F E N O T E S
Bullying is no longer about the strong picking on the weak in the schoolyard. The physical assault has been replaced by a 24-hour per day, seven days a week online bashing. Savvy students are using instant messaging, e-mails, chat rooms, and websites they create to humiliate a peer. Quogue students in grades four and up are provided with iSafe lessons that cover cyberbullying.
Cyber Bullying Information Tips to Remember
- Tell a trusted adult about the bullying, and keep telling until the adult takes action.
- Don't open or read messages by cyberbullies.
- Tell your school if it is school-related. Schools have a bullying solution in place.
- Don't erase messages they may be needed to take action.
- Protect yourself 'never agree to meet with the person or with anyone you meet online.
- If bullied through chat or instant messaging, the 'bully' can often be blocked. If you are threatened with harm, inform the local police.