Internet Safety at HMS

As technology becomes a greater part of every day life, it is important for our students to learn to be good digital citizens. Students need to be aware of the potential dangers that can occur online, how to spot those dangers, and how to avoid them. Hickory Middle School will incorporate internet safety instruction for our students in a variety of ways. Students will learn to interact with social media responsibly, recognize inappropriate content, and avoid cyber bullying.

It is also critical for parents to talk to their children about what they do online. Parents should be mindful of the social media accounts their children have, the online games their children play, and the online friends their children interact with. Please take some time to explore the links below to help familiarize yourself with methods that can help you and your child stay safe online.

HMS Technology Tuesdays

  1. Setting Students up for Success
  2. Preparing for a Phone
  3. Social Media Red Flags
  4. Keeping our Kids Safe Online

Tips for Parents

Easy, Free Browser Hacks to Make the Internet Safer for Your Kid

How Do I Keep My Kid Safe on the Internet

5 Questions to Ask Before You Get Your Kid a Phone

9 Social Media Red Flags Parents Should Know About

Additional Resources