The Internet is a wonderful tool for all users. We can find almost anything with the click of a button and a few "key"words. But did you know that Internet Safety is important to practice? It's just like wearing a helmet when riding a bike, rollerblading, or skateboarding. You have to be safe and protect yourself when using a computer, mobile phone, or other technology. Here are some tips to remember...

Eric Hoth, WCPSS Information Security Officer states, "For younger children, consider OpenDNS (www.opendns.com) and locking Google safesearch inside each browser installed on a computer. OpenDNS protects every computer and other devices (PSP,Wii, Playstation, etc.) from commecting to inappropriate sites parents/guardians choose to block. Locking Google safesearch ensures that the "image search" on Google eliminates harmful and inappropriate images from searches."

Sites like Netsmartz Kids make learning about internet safety fun and age appropriate. Use the following URL to get to the site... http://www.netsmartzkids.org/indexFL.htm 

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