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Helpful Tips for Successful Testing
  1. Make sure your child gets plenty of rest the night before the test. Sufficient rest equals better concentration during the test.
  2.  Make sure your child eats a well balanced breakfast the morning of the test. Food fuels the brain.
  3.Tell your child to take a deep breath and relax before starting their test. Tell them to do the best they can while maintaining proper time management in order to get all of the questions answered.
  4.Tell your child to always go with their first choice. Usually the first choice is the correct choice.
   5.Make sure to tell your child to never leave any answers blank. Tell them to choose the best possible answer.
   6.Encourage your child to stay focused on the exam and not daydream or let their mind wander. Staying focused on the questions gives them a better chance at success. Remind them of the importance of the test.
    7. Make sure to wish your child good luck on the day of the test. Tell them you believe in them and they can do it!

Cyber Bullying and Digital Citizenship

Texas Toolkit ~ Resource for teachers and parents.

Internet Safety Resources for Elementary Teachers, Students, and Families

NetSmartz for Parents ~ Information, videos, and other resources for a wide range of digital safety topics.
NetSmartz for Educators ~ Wide range of resources, including teaching kits, teaching materials, presentations, & more.
NetSmartzKids ~ Games, activities, videos, surveys, and other resources designed for elementary students.
Commonsense Media ~ Good, practical tips and resources for parents and children.
Commonsense Professional Development ~ Free, online training in Internet safety and digital ethics.
Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum ~ Lesson plans covering safety, security, digital citizenship, and information literacy.
FBI Cyber Surf Islands ~ Grades 3rd - 8th
Disney's Interactive safety game ~ Elementary
PBS ~ Elementary
iKeepSafe ~ All Grades

Internet Safety Resources for Secondary Teachers, Students, and Families

Living Life Online--Helpful guide for students from the FTC that addresses a wide range of safety and responsibility issues and questions.
Internet Safety 101--Variety of resources suitable for teachers or families, including videos, safety rules, more.
Net Cetera--Useful guide for parents (or teachers) to initiate discussions of online safety with students.
Internet Safety video playlist--Collection of YouTube videos addressing a variety of issues relating to digital safety and responsible Internet use.
Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum (Middle School)--Lesson plans for teaching Internet safety, citizenship, and digital literacy.
CyberSmart--K-12 Internet safety and digital citizenship curriculum materials.
8 Ways to Deal With Cyberbullies
November Learning ~ High School
iKeepSafe ~ All Grades
NSTeens ~ 7th - 12th Grade
AntiVirus Software Guide

Top 5 Tips for Online Safety

  • Keep private information private (including: your real name, address, school, family names, phone number, etc.)
  • Don't "Friend" someone you don't know in person.
  • Protect your Internet passwords and change them regularly.
  • Never meet someone in person that you met online.
  • Immediately tell a parent/adult if someone online does something that makes you feel threatened or uncomfortable.