Cyber safety assemblies will be presented to Lucerne Valley students by the Cyber Safety Cop group on Thursday, April 18. The group will present four assemblies throughout the day to Lucerne Valley Elementary and Lucerne Valley Middle High School students.
With more than 88% of teenagers having cell phones and 94% with social media accounts, cyber safety and online bulling have become major nationwide concerns. Everyday students are bombarded with online pressures, bullies and inappropriate content.
Cyber Safety Cop’s kindergarten through third-grade presentation, “Be Safe and Kind Online,” equips younger students with the skills and knowledge necessary to use the internet safely by creating an awareness of potential problems they may experience when they are online, and how to manage these issues and ask for help.
The 4th – 6th grade cyber safety assembly gives elementary students the information they need to make good decisions in their online lives. Through real-life experience as a juvenile investigator, the presenter will share common safety issues and how students can make themselves more secure in social networks.
The 7th – 12th grade cyber safety assembly builds on the 4th – 6th assembly. The same topics are covered: Not allowing strangers in your network; and the consequences of mean, rude, or threatening messages. The presenter takes the topics one step further and discuss online sexual exploitation, sexting, criminal harassment and threats, and how to respond to these issues.
For more information on the Cyber Safety Cop curriculum, visit the Lucerne Valley Elementary School website at https://eagles.lucernevalleyunified.org/
Photo courtesy Cyber Safety Cop