Internet Safety Presented to Students
Because the internet has opened many doors and provided countless educational opportunities for children, they have become immersed in it; but going online without knowing some basic safety rules can also be dangerous. Inadvertent exposure to inappropriate material, cyberbullying, or enticement can happen to any child, at any time, and could have devastating effects. That is why on January 9, students in grades 5-8 attended a presentation on internet safety. The presentations were provided by the New York State Missing Persons Clearinghouse at the Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) and were designed to teach children and young teens the fundamentals of online safety. Alexa Benincasa and Bryan Billa conducted the assembly-style presentations at Tully. They focused on teaching safe and responsible skills, how to use those skills, and encouraged students to keep their parents and teachers informed about what they are doing online. Tips on how to be internet smart, avoiding risky behaviors, protecting their privacy and personal information, avoiding enticement, and cyberbullying were also covered. Many students found the information resourceful and helpful.
Junior High students listen as an internet safety
Alexa Benincasa presents internet safety information
to the 5th graders at TES.
Mr. Herrick speaks with the 5th graders about
5th graders listen as Alexa Benincasa speaks to
them about internet safety.