• Internet/Computer Safety Tips for Students

    Gainesville Independent School District recognizes the instructional benefits of the Internet while protecting students from its risks. Parents should be assured to know that the school district's Acceptable Use Policy clearly states the appropriate use of its computer system for the safety of students and the consequences for misuse, compliant with the Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA) and No Child Left Behind Title II, Part D, Section 2441.
    It is important for parents to know that Gainesville ISD staff are committed to keeping pace with the most current information available on Internet safety and communicating these updates to students for their protection and well being.
    Internet safety tips included available on this page are intended to help parents maintain a safe and secure environment for their home computer and protect their children while using the Internet. Parental Involvement and supervision are key ingredients for keeping your child safe in an online environment.

    The following site is a recommended for age-appropriate Internet safety education:
    mcgruff  McGruff.org Milstein Child Safety Center
    Click on each link to complete the online safety lesson.


    Additional Internet Safety Sites:

    Are You a Safe Cybersurfer? by Federal Trade Commission 
         • Online quiz for kids, with printable stickers, posters, and bookmarks

    Copyright Kids! by Copyright Society of the U.S.A.
         • Information for students, parents, and children about copyright

    CyberSpacers sponsored by U.S. Department of Justice, Dell, and Information Technology Association of America
         • Games, comics, and celebrity interviews focusing on cyberethics issues

         • Cartoon characters, games, music videos, and e-cards related to Internet safety