Most experiences we have on the Internet are positive but, like most endeavors, there are risks. A little knowledge about those risks can go a long way towards protecting students from exploitive, dangerous or inappropriate situations as they use the Internet at school and at home. Students can benefit a great deal from their online experiences, but they may also access inappropriate materials; become victims of exploitation or crime; or become targets of harassment, bullying or other offensive behaviors. Children and teenagers need parental and other adult supervision and common sense advice on how to insure that their experiences in "cyberspace" are constructive and enjoyable.
Educating students, parents, teachers and all of the education community on the safety issues surrounding the use of technology, especially the Internet is an essential part of technology planning. The following are only a few resources that provide guidance on Cyber Safety issues: