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Keeping students safe

Safe Internet Use


Do your research. Find safe and relevant sites and child-friendly search engines for your child to use. Bookmark them for easy access.Create an agreement with your child that outlines which site he or she is allowed to visit, and which areas and activities are off-limits. Involve your child in this activity.

Stay aware. Keep lines of communication open so you know what web sites your child is visiting. Pay attention to his or her surfing habits. Let your child know that he or she can come to you in case of trouble. Report suspicious activity. If you or your child encounter suspicious or dangerous situations online, report them to your Internet Service Provider and local police. 

Be Web Aware - a national public education program on Internet safety for young Canadians


Cybersafe Girl - a public education program that provides information to girls, parents and educators about staying safe online.

Bullying

Encourage your child to talk about school, social events, other kids in class, the walk or ride to and from school so you can identify any issues he or she may be having.

Watch for symptoms that your child may be a bullying victim. Be aware of signs such as withdrawal, a drop in grades, physical signs, or needing extra money or supplies.

Tell the school immediately if you think your child is being bullied. Work with other parents to ensure that the children in your neighborhood are supervised closely on their way to and from school. Talk to the teacher or school's guidance counsellor for some professional advice.

Help My Child - a resource website for parents and students regarding cyber bullying, substance abuse, mental health, physical health and many other topics of interest to parents and students, developed in partnership with the PEI Home and School Federation and the TELUS Community Boards fund program.





Preparing for school - Tips on getting ready for the first day, starting a new school and more.

Helping my child at home - How to support your child as they tackle after-school assignments

Staying engaged - Get involved in your child's school, setting a study routine, and fostering family literacy.

Keeping students safe - Safety considerations from school bus safety to safe internet use.

Starting high school with a plan - Things to consider when starting high school and planning future careers

Contact a School or School Board - Visit your school's website for school supply lists and more.

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