‘Digital compass’ helps Garden Oaks students navigate cyberspace

Garden Oaks Montessori students are learning how to stay safe online, thanks to a “digital compass” and other exercises in how to navigate cyberspace.

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Students learned about educational tools and resources to help them make good decisions online during a cyber safety pep rally held Oct. 27. They played a “digital compass” game, answered Internet security and privacy questions, and shared their thoughts about cyber bullying.

“Today’s children are faced with decisions and dilemmas online that we as parents and educators never encountered at the same age,” instructional technologist Richard Hebert said. “Teaching children to be safe out in the larger world today means equipping them with the awareness, confidence, and tools to help them navigate the online world safely.”

The pep rally was part of AT&T’s Digital You, an initiative to help children, parents, people with disabilities, and digital newcomers with privacy, safety, and security as they explore online.

HISD also has many tools available to help students and their parents stay safe on the web and social media. Visit our cyber safety section for tons of tips!