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Take a seat, we will share with you what we have been up to and some of the new things we have learned about Internet safety!

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Utah NetSmartz In the News

This month our program was in the Herald Journal in Logan following a training at Nibley Elementary. The students were a great audience, and showed interest and respect as we talked about what they can do to stay away from the dangers they face on the Internet.

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Our goal is to empower students to make positive choices while they are on the Internet and while using technology to socialize with their friends. We want students to understand that they have control over everything they do on the Internet. They choose what websites they visit, who they talk to and add to their friends list, and what information they share with other people. They are also the one’s creating the environment they are socializing in online.

This is why it’s important that parents and guardians are involved to help guide the students to make positive choices. This includes monitoring what websites they are visiting, who they’re talking to online, what information they are sharing, and creating a positive environment for themselves and all of their friends.

Internet Safety Assemblies Can Be Really Fun!

The topics of Internet safety can and are very serious, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have a little fun when talking about them! The link below is how we kicked off  our assembly at Northridge High School last year. We were able to talk one of the teachers into performing the Napoleon Dynamite dance in front of the whole school, so the students could record it from their phones and post it online. The goal and lesson was to see how quickly the video would spread. It only took a few minutes before roommates of the teacher were texting him complimenting him on his sweet dance moves! It just goes to show that once something is posted on the Internet, it is out there, for all to see.