Schools recognize Internet safety week

Tim Taylor

Shenandoah County Public Schools celebrated Internet safety week this week with activities and information for all age groups on the importance of being safe online.

Timothy Taylor, instructional technology supervisor with Shenandoah County Public Schools, said the schools participated in various activities throughout the week emphasizing Internet safety.

“We remind everyone that being safe online is not only a student issue, but for parents and adults as well,” he said.

To encourage Internet safety, schools shared Internet safety tips during announcements, showed Internet safety videos and held discussions with students afterward. Some schools sent tips out via social media as well.

“Internet safety is emphasized this week, but our staff and students know this is a topic that is addressed throughout the school year,” he added.

Internet safety topics discussed were digital citizenship, online predators, copyright, cyberbullying, sexting, online privacy, netiquette, personal information, digital footprint, social media and more.

At the division level, Taylor said, “Internet safety-related resources are being shared daily via email and Facebook to everyone via our mass communication service.”

“We have an Internet safety plan in place that shares resources and ideas with our school; also, we have a page on our division website with Internet safety resources, http://tinyurl.com/zknh6wy

Contact staff writer Kaley Toy at 540-465-5137 ext. 176, or ktoy@nvdaily.com