Internet Safety

  • Internet Safety Safety is a priority for Everett Public Schools and that includes helping our students, families, and staff learn how to be safe when on the Internet. While in school students and their records are protected by several different acts passed by the federal government.

    Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
    Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)
    Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA)

    The district network filters protect students who are properly using technology. Digital citizenship is integrated into instruction, and as students mature, they access a wider range of sites and resources to compliment their advanced course work. It is important they learn how to use this powerful resource effectively while remaining safe. 

    Common Internet safety concerns outside of school:
    • Phishing - a type of scam where emails, messages or links seem trustworthy but are imposters that trick people into giving personal information.
    • Internet scams - a type of scam often targeting those most vulnerable into trusting that someone needs or will provide help, but often deceives in order to steal money or identity information.
    • Malware - a type of scam where malicious software masquarades as legitimate and when launched collects information and/or impairs the functionality of a computer.

    To avoid these scams on the computer or phone:
    • Utilize passwords to protect your devices.
    • Do not open files from someone you do not know or from a company that you are not expecting a communication from.
    • Go to a company's website to contact them by email or phone rather than using a link provided in a message.
    • Limit the amount of personal information shared on social networking sites.


     Resources

    Common Sense Media: Lessons on Internet Safety
    Kids Health Internet Safety
    OSPI: Teach and Learn Internet Safety
    OSPI: Electronic Resources Policy