Internet Online Safety
The Internet can be a wonderful resource for our Oliveira kids. They can use it to research school reports, communicate with teachers and other kids, and play interactive games. Kids who are old enough to punch in a few letters on the keyboard can have access to the world. But that access can also pose hazards.
Fremont Unified School District works tirelessly to put blocks and firewalls in place to prevent access to inappropriate sites. No matter how hard the district works to block sites, unscrupulous people will embed inappropriate material in children's searches. For example, a 2nd grader enters the word "Boov" the name of an alien from the new movie "Home", and although the search is entirely innocent there are inappropriate pictures posted.
For example, an 8-year-old might do an online search for "Lego." But with just one missed keystroke, the word "Legs" is entered instead, and the child may be directed to a slew of websites with a focus on legs — some of which may contain extremely inappropriate material.
That's why it's important to be aware of what your kids see and hear on the Internet, who they meet, and what they share about themselves online. As with any safety issue, it's wise to talk with your kids about your concerns, take advantage of resources to protect them, and keep a close eye on their activities.
Safety Article: Taking a cautious approach to kids’ internet access