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Student Online Safety

DPS, Common Sense Media, and Safe2Tell work together to teach and promote responsible online behavior. This partnership is even stronger when parents participate. 


Safe2Tell  provides young people a way to report any threatening behaviors or activities endangering themselves or someone they know, in a way that keeps them safe and anonymous. 

  • Never share your name, school, age, phone number, or address
  • Never send pictures to strangers
  • Keep passwords private (except to parents)
  • Never open email from strangers – it may contain viruses that can harm a computer
  • Immediately tell an adult if something mean or creepy happens
Source: Internet Safety Tips for Elementary School Kids. 

Digital Citizenship Tips

"...We offer five simple rules of digital citizenship to help students create a world they can be proud of -- and inspire others to do the same.
  • Think before you post or text -- a bad reputation could be just a click away. Before you press the "send" button, imagine the last person in the world that you’d want seeing what you post.
  • What goes around comes around. If you want your privacy respected, respect others' privacy. Posting an embarrassing photo or forwarding a friend’s private text without asking can cause unintended hurt or damage to others.
  • Spread heart, not hurt. If you wouldn’t say it in person, don’t say it online. Stand up for those who are bullied or harassed, and let them know that you’re there for them.
  • Give and get credit. We’re all proud of what we create. Illegal downloading, digital cheating, and cutting and pasting other people’s stuff may be easy, but that doesn’t make it right. You have the responsibility to respect other people’s creative work -- and the right to have your own work respected.
  • Make this a world you want to live in. Spread the good stuff. Create, share, tag, comment, and contribute to the online world in positive ways." 

Source: Be a Good Digital Citizen: Tips for Teens and Parents: Safe and responsible online behavior means being a good cyber citizen.