Foster Internet Safety in Your School
Learn about tools available for addressing the internet safety challenges today’s youth and their families often face. Focusing on child-abuse prevention, the Beau Biden Foundation employs the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children’s NetSmartz® materials to help educators, parents and children understand online risks and encourage healthy conversations about digital safety. Walk away with information on how to incorporate child sexual-abuse prevention into your school’s trainings, policies and practices – both online and offline. Download accompanying handouts here.
The NetSmartz presentation is free and publicly available at www.netsmartz.org, courtesy of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.”
After viewing this webinar you should be able to:
1) Discuss the current digital safety challenges students and families face and how these issues may affect a student both at home and in school.
2) Communicate internet safety concepts using the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children’s NetSmartz® materials, including “netiquette,” privacy, sexting, online sexual exploitation, grooming and cyberbullying.
3) Explore internet safety instruction through the lens of social and emotional learning.
4) Identify tips for making your school’s online environment safer and more positive.
- Brandon Townsend is the president of the Delaware School Counselor Association, the college and career counselor at Appoquinimink High School (Middletown, Del.), and a trained facilitator of Stewards of Children and NetSmartz®.
- Claudine Malone is the director of programming for the Beau Biden Foundation for the Protection of Children, retired police sergeant and fourth-year law student.
- Dominique Oppenheimer is the program development and volunteer coordinator for the Beau Biden Foundation and a volunteer victim advocate.
Original air date: Mar. 11, 2019