A Podcast By The Fort Zumwalt School District

new gear for the new year

Season 1, Episode 6

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how to keep students safe online

Members of the ICAC Task Force in O’Fallon, MO join Hannah Dyksen, Westhoff Elementary Technology Teacher, to discuss the dangers and best practices with all those new tech toys students are going to receive this year.


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RESOURCES and LINKS from this episode

Det. Mountain’s Checklist for internet users of all ages:

  1. Check your privacy settings on all of your social media channels

  2. THINK before you post. Is it True? Is it Helpful? Is it Inspiring? Is it Necessary? Is it Kind?

  3. Be aware of what people post about you. Google yourself.

  4. Have someone you trust look at your social media so they can let you know what your accounts look like from the outside.

  5. Deactivate and delete dormant accounts. It limits opportunities for hackers.

3 To Know for online behavior: Be Safe, Be Respectful, Be Responsible

3 To Know for online activity: Learn, Participate, Create

Hannah Dyksen - Click to email

NetSmartz - Online Safety resources for Parents

NetSmartzKids - Online Safety lessons, games and more for kids

Google’s Interland - Be Internet Awesome

Common Sense Media tip sheets for Fortnite

StaySafeOnline - Resources for being a good Digital Citizen

Fort Zumwalt’s “What Every Parent Should Know” resources on tough topics for families

Fort Zumwalt Launch - Information about FZSD’s 1:1 (1 Chromebook for each student) program

JB’s Challenge - How far has your Digital Footprint spread? Fill this out for yourself and find out

Parental tools mentioned in this episode: Bark app, Circle app, Net Nanny software, TeenSafe website