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Technology Assistance

Online Safety

Tips for Digital Wellbeing at Home

  • Set up a designated space for learning and completing school work to eliminate distractions. 
    • Don't allow the device to be taken into the child's room.
  • Monitor your child's online activity frequently. Use the browser menu to check your child's history. 
  • Know when your child goes online. 
    • Establish specific times access to Internet is permitted and keep that schedule. 
    • Limit the length of access time and don't allow access after dark. This will encourage your child to go directly to the information required,
      rather than aimlessly surfing the Internet.
    • Talk about what kinds of sites that they like to visit and establish what is and isn’t appropriate for your
  • Teach your child Internet Safety and not to communicate or share personal information with strangers on the internet. 
  • Use Privacy Settings and Sharing Controls.
  • Remind your child to protect their account passwords. 
  • Encourage your child to communicate with you what they experience and learn online.
  • Remind your child that not all online content is true. Discuss distinguishing reliable sources from unreliable ones, and how to verify information they find online. 

Guidance for Students on Keeping their Accounts Safe


What happens in your account is tied to YOUR name and YOU can get in trouble for inappropriate activity. If someone else has your account information, they could use your account inappropriately, and there will be no evidence that it was not you.

  • It is not difficult for someone to find your email address. If they know your birth date (also not hard to find or guess), they can get into your account and you are liable for what happens in YOUR account.
  • Change your password!
  • You can change your password at any time and also change it multiple times a year.
Use a strong password.
  • Use letters, numbers, and symbols
  • If you're going to use words, replace letters and numbers with symbols
  • DON'T leave your password as your date of birth! It is too easy for someone to get into your account.
Be sure to logout of your account(s) when you step away from ANY device.
  • Click the Sign Out button on the Chromebook before closing the lid.
  • Log out of Chrome (three dots on the top right corner - Settings).
  • Log out of Google Apps (your avatar/name - logout).
  • Log out of Clever.
Check your account activity.
  • Think someone is using your account? After changing your password, check your account activity:
  • Click on your name in the top right corner and click Google Account.
  • Click Security on the left.
  • You have two places to check:
    • Recent security events - This will show any app, extension, or new login.
    • Your devices - This will give you a list of all devices that have access to your account. Remove any suspicious devices.

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