Contact Information:
1221 E. Kingsbury Seguin, TX 78155

Top 5 Tips for Online Safety

  • Keep private information private (including: your real name, address, school, family names, phone number, etc.)
  • Don't "Friend" someone you don't know in person.
  • Protect your Internet passwords and change them regularly.
  • Never meet someone in person that you met online.
  • Immediately tell a parent/adult if someone online does something that makes you feel threatened or uncomfortable.
Cyber Safety Yield
Seguin ISD Internet Safety
Seguin ISD has developed a plan to promote and ensure the safe and responsible use of communications technologies within the district. This policy protects students from inappropriate content, protects against unauthorized use of the district's network, safeguards employee and student data and privacy, and ensures that SISD is in compliance with CIPA, the Children's Internet Protection Act. The Seguin ISD Internet Safety Policy was approved by the SISD School Board on May 22, 2012. The entire policy can be downloaded here.

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What Is CIPA?
CIPA, or the Children's Internet Protection Act, is legislation that was passed by Congress in 2001. It defines harmful and inappropriate use of Internet resources by students and provides minimum guidelines for schools to follow in protecting students while they are online. For more information, visit this link: Children's Internet Protection Act.

Internet Safety Resources
The Seguin ISD Internet Safety Plan states:
Seguin ISD will advocate and educate employees, students, parents and the SISD community on Internet safety and “cyber-bullying.” Education will be provided through such means as professional development training and materials, presentations, special programs, classroom instruction of the Technology Application TEKS, and the SISD website.

As part of this process, the following resources are presented to support classroom teachers and parents in engaging in discussions of Internet safety with students.

Internet Safety Resources for Elementary Teachers, Students, and Families
Mouse Tales With Megan and Mackenzie--great discussion starter addressing issues of privacy, safety, cyberbullying, and more.

  • NetSmartz for Parents, Educators ands Kids --information, videos, and other resources for a wide range of digital safety topics,for Educators--Wide range of resources, including teaching kits, teaching materials, presentations, & more,for kids Kids--Games, activities, videos, surveys, and other resources designed for elementary students.
  • Commonsense Media--Good, practical tips and resources for parents and children.
  • Commonsense Professional Development--Free, online training in Internet safety and digital ethics.
  • Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum--Lesson plans covering safety, security, digital citizenship, and information literacy.
Internet Safety Resources for Secondary Teachers, Students, and Families
  • -- Guide to Bullying and Cyberbullying
  • Living Life Online--Helpful guide for students from the FTC that addresses a wide range of safety and responsibility issues and questions.
  • Internet Safety 101--Variety of resources suitable for teachers or families, including videos, safety rules, more.
  • Net Cetera--Useful guide for parents (or teachers) to initiate discussions of online safety with students.
  • Internet Safety video playlist--Collection of YouTube videos addressing a variety of issues relating to digital safety and responsible Internet use.
  • Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum (Middle School)--Lesson plans for teaching Internet safety, citizenship, and digital literacy.
  • 8 Ways to Deal With Cyberbullies
  • SingleCare -- Bullying online can often fly under the radar of adults. This guide was created to educate people on ways to help identify, and more importantly, prevent, bullying that may be occurring.