Est. time: 31 min

Technology is rapidly advancing and the Internet has become a daily part of our lives. Since children have grown up with a greater familiarity with this technology, they usually are more comfortable in exploring and using the Internet than many adults. Even so, children are more oblivious to possible dangers that they may encounter on the Internet. Although most schools provide boundaries and supervision for student access to the Internet, there are still concerns introduced by new and innovative technology. Continual updating and implementation of Internet policies and guidelines are critical to protect staff and students from falling prey to Internet predators while at school. Written by Michael Livovich, in this tutorial, you will learn: Definitions of common internet terms; Awareness of Internet dangers; A perspective on students and adults today; Internet resources for school and home; and Recommendations for internet safety for school leaders and parents.