Online Safety Parent Corner
Mansfield ISD encourages and puts parameters in place to help our learners make good decisions in the digital world.
Online Safety Webinar
On March 1, the district held an Online Safety Webinar for families. The webinar featured a panel discussing the impact digital media can have on our students and gave resources to help parents and learners make good decisions.
After watching the webinar, please feel free to provide feedback by completing our survey here.
Online and mobile technology engagement is now a normal part of life. As a community, it is critical that we remember that this powerful technology, that fills both our schools and homes, comes with some potential dangers.
Having unlimited access to information and people may result in increased knowledge and great experiences. In addition, it can also lead to inappropriate content and exposure to risks. We want our learners to make good decisions in the digital world to protect their safety, personal information and reputation.
Mansfield ISD is required to ensure student safety and security when using electronic communications, per Board Policy. The district utilizes various management software programs to manage and monitor student iPads, Chromebooks and laptops.
When students use the district’s network, email systems, cloud storage and accounts, the school district uses content filters and management software to monitor, filter and alert MISD staff of any inappropriate use.
In order to provide assistance, we have included various resources to keep your students safe in the digital world. However, modeling positive digital behavior with your children or students as much as possible is one of the best methods for decreasing potential dangers.
- Keep the computer in a high-traffic area of your home.
- Establish limits for which online sites children may visit and for how long.
- Create a family media agreement.
- Remember that Internet technology can be mobile, so be sure to monitor cell phones, gaming devices and laptops.
- Surf the Internet with your children and let them show you what they like to do online.
- Know who is connecting with your children online and set rules for social networking, instant messaging, e-mailing, online gaming and using webcams.
- Continually dialogue with your children about online safety.