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Internet Safety for Children

Internet Safety

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Important Information – Chesapeake Preschool Initiative (CPI)

Due to the current COVID-19 VIRUS, all Chesapeake Preschool Initiative (CPI) eligibility screening appointments are postponed until further notice.

Upon the reopening of Chesapeake Public Schools, previously scheduled screening appointments will be rescheduled before additional families are added to the screening schedule.

Technology Corner

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Parental Controls can be an effective way of monitoring your child’s browsing habits and internet usage as well as a means of controlling what they can see. There are many different tools available to parents to keep their child safe on the internet. One such tool is Google SafeSearch. This is an internet browser tool that will block and filter websites and images that are too mature for children. By selecting the search settings in Google and clicking SafeSearch in the settings (be sure to click SAVE), explicit content will be blocked. In addition to using Google’s content filter, your device also has parental controls. You can use these controls to block specific websites. To keep your child safe on YouTube, you can use restricted mode in YouTube on each device your child uses. Google also has a free app called Family Link to help parents keep their children safe online.

New Online Process for Kindergarten Registration

Laptop with a man on the screenStudents who are new to CPS and will begin kindergarten in the 2019-2020 school year can register using Student Online Registration starting on April 1, 2019.  Parents/Guardians can register online anytime, anywhere, and any required documents can be easily uploaded into the system.

Using a computer, CLICK to visit Chesapeake Public Schools website to start the registration process online. If you do not have internet access, stop by your child’s elementary school or visit your nearest public library for assistance.  For questions about the registration process, please contact the Office of Student Enrollment at 757-547-0545.