Internet Safety and Digital Citizenship

Our Mission and Vision

Helix Charter High School is committed to equipping its students with the skills necessary to be constructive thinkers, effective communicators, informed decision-makers, and responsible producers of information, in both on- and off-line environments. We recognize that a critical part of closing the achievement gap is teaching and modeling appropriate use of technology to all students, and that students’ ability to confidently navigate digital environments is increasingly important to their personal and academic success. To this end, Helix teachers and staff will receive training in digital citizenship, and will model and teach appropriate use of technology on campus, instructing students to think critically, behave safely, and participate responsibly in regard to technology.
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Click here for additional resources.  For additional videos, games and articles see the federal government’s website to help you be safe, secure and responsible online.

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Just For Kids
Click here to learn more!  As you enjoy the freedom of socializing on the go, there are things you can do to protect yourself, your family, and your computer.

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Just For Parents
Kids spend time online as the internet offers a world of opportunities, but there are risks, too. Check OnGuard Online to learn more.

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On Guard Online For Educators
Click here to read more!If you need a game for a school classroom activity, a video to share with students, or an article to use in your newsletter, you can find it on

Stand Up To Cyberbullying (1:17 min video)
Click Here to play the Stand Up To Cyberbullying VideoWe spend lots of time online. We text, we comment, we share. It’s a big part of our lives. Remember to treat people the way you’d like to be treated.

Watch this video to learn more!

Cyberbullying (3:57 min video)
Click here to play the video!Cyberbullying: When bullies attack… in the digital world.

Click here to watch the movie from BrainPOP!

Being Online
Chatting with Kids About Being Online (3:51 min video)
Click here to play the video!Social Networking sites, chat rooms and blogs are some ways kids socialize online. They can help kids connect with friends, but it’s important to help children learn how to navigate these spaces safely.

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Share with Care (1 min video)
Click Here To Play The Share with Care VideoBefore you post anything online, ask yourself a few questions. How would you feel if your family, your teachers, your coaches, or your neighbors found it?

Watch this video to learn more!

Public WiFi
Public Wi-Fi Networks (3:10 min video)
Click her to play the video!Wi-Fi hotspots — like the ones in coffee shops, airports, and hotels often aren’t secure. Use these tips to help protect your personal information.

Watch this video to learn more!

Computer Security (3:32 min video)
Click here to play the video!There’s a lot you can do to protect yourself and your computer from scammers, hackers, and identity thieves.

Watch this video to learn more!

Stop think click
Heads Up: Stop. Think. Click. (1 min video)
Click Here To Play The Heads Up: Stop. Think. Click. VideoBefore kids post online, download a game or program, or buy something, they should take a second to stop and think before they click.

Watch this video to learn more!

Phishing Scams (Game)
Click to play!Phishers are looking to lure you with bogus emails and pop-ups that seem safe. Will you take the bait or live to swim another day?

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Kids and Mobile Phones
Click here to read more!When you decide your children are ready for a mobile phone, teach them to think about safety and responsibility.

Kids and Socializing Online
Click here to read more! Social networking sites, chat rooms, virtual worlds, and blogs are how teens and tweens socialize online; it's important to help your child learn how to navigate these spaces safely.

Click here to learn more! Cyberbullying is bullying or harassment that happens online. It can happen in an email, a text message, a game, or on a social networking site.