Cyber Safety Guidelines (Be Safe in Cyber World)

Cyber Safety Guidelines for Parents

1. Always know your child’s daily/weekly learning schedule and learning objectives beforehand.
2. Know your child’s daily learning activities.
3. Give support on how they are handling their learning.
4. Have face to face conversations and interactions with your child, especially if they are misbehaving.
5. Encourage them for more activities, learning competitions and new learning experience to create interest.
6. Set a timetable for studies and leisure hours.
7. Create a schedule for device usage if you do not have enough devices.
8. Discuss the schedule of your school, about submission deadlines, quiz/test dates to monitor their work.
9. Have constant communication with the school/teacher to update about academic/c0-curricular activities.
10. Divide monitoring and support duty with your family members.
11. Request your school for teacher and support at flexible hours.
12. Get your school’s parent hotline, IT helpdesk contact information.
13. Place your device in a common area for parents’ supervision.
14. Always check the information and materials being exchanged between your child, their peers, and the school or a third entity.
15. Report immediately to school, if you find something inappropriate on the platform.
16. Constantly monitor your child’s online activity, the time spent online and block content inappropriate for distance learning.
17. Strictly read all the policies and guidelines of the school related to distance learning.
18. Know your child’s class timetable, learning applications, online resources and platform used in school.
19. Provide support and encouragement, and expect your children to do their part.
20. Maintain breaks such as snack time and recess.
21. Keep in touch with other parents to see what they’ve found effective.
22. Don’t let our children treat this as a vacation, remind them obligations like class assignments, grades, tests, state exams aren’t going away because classes have moved online.
23. Remember to schedule time for fun.
24. Make sure they have materials necessary to complete all assignments whether its pencil and paper, a stable Wifi connection and gadgets.
25. Check for messages daily from teachers and other students and make sure to reply to any message that require one.
26. Help your child build a learning network, connect them with their peers (ideal peers) with similar goals and approaches to ‘life’ to their own.
27. Try to alternate screen time with off-screen activities to maintain strong mental and physical weel-being.
28. Review the day’s lessons together.


Cyber Safety Guidelines for Students

1. Do not give out personal information such as your address, telephone number, school information, parents’ work address/telephone number without your parents’ permission.
2. Do not respond to a threatening email, message, post or text and let your parents/School Online Safety Leader know about it.
3. Do not reply to fraud or spam message/emails.
4. Do not befriend stranger online, add/invite them on chat rooms and social networking sites.
5. Never agree to get together with someone you get introduced virtually without first checking with your parents. If your get our parents’ permission, make sure the meeting is held in a public space in the company of a trusted adult.
6. Talk to your parents about posting pictures of yourself or others online and do not post any pictures that your parents consider to be inappropriate.
7. Set up rules with your parents for accessing internet and using a mobile phone. This will include the time, duration and content for you to consume.
8. Create and use strong, unique and complex passwords.
9. Do not give your credit card or bank account details without parental approval.
10. Shop online only from secure sites, after consulting parents.
11. Do not give out your passwords to anyone other than your parents.
12. Check with your parents before downloading or installing software or doing anything that could possibly hurt your computer or mobile device or could affect your family’s privacy.
13. Be respectful towards people online. Report to the Online Safety Leader if you come across hurtful comments/posts against a fellow schoolmate.
14. Keep all your profiles and accounts private.
15. Tell your parents/School Online Safety Leader right away if you come across something that makes your feel uncomfortable.
16. Do not share news or information without verifying it.
17. Do not share or post anything which would hard anybody else.
18. Help your parents understand and learn about technology.
19. Be a good online citizen and do not do anything that hurts other people or is against the law.

Cyber Safety Guidelines for Teachers

1. Use safe search options while searching information on the internet.
2. Check the facts before sharing or forwarding.
3. Do not use same password for different accounts.
4. Use a strong and unique password combinations of numbers, uppercases, lowercase letters and special characters for each account.
. Use separate mail accounts for personal and official purpose. Never use your official email address for social media sites.
6. Obtain software from the trusted sources. Always scan files before opening them.
7. Never click on links or download attachments in unwanted unexpected emails.
8. Take regular backups of all important files onto offline / cloud storage.
9. Don’t click on ‘Keep me logged in ‘or remember me ‘options on websites and logout of all accounts.
10. Maintain a list of passwords in a safe place, and change them at least quarterly.
11. Don’t share or upload confidential data in cloud storage systems.
12. Add a Domain Name System (DNS) service to protect other devices.
13. Don’t assume someone else has the responsibility to maintain and protect your data.
14. Do check e- mails carefully to ensure that the source header is from a valid address.
15. Don’t fall prey to clicking a link to malicious Web sites that load malware into your computer.
16. Always delete spam emails immediately and empty the trash box to prevent accidental clicking on the same link.
17. Monitor device usage by students; control time spent on devices.
18. Create restricted or child – only profiles – use options available on browsers, Search, video sites etc.
19. Ensure that students access only the content or sites allowed to them.
20. Don’t intentionally use the computers to retrieve or modify the information of others, which may include password, files, etc.
21. Don’t plagiarize/steali.e., copying information from the internet as it is dishonest and could also be illegal. You could be violating copyright laws.
22. Obtain permission from the original creator if you do want to use the material. Always provide credit and attribution to the original owner of the resource.
23. Don’t use abusive, threatening, humiliating language.
24. Monitor students’ behavioural changes or attitude differences.
25. Do report cyber bullying to the proper authorities. Keep a record of every comment received from a cyber bully for taking further action.
26. Never trust emails which offer prize money through lotteries of which you are not a participant. Similarly don’t pay for the jobs which you have not sought through official channels.
27. Don’t trust a site just because it claims to be secure. It may be a ‘Phishing’ site.
28. Beware of email spoofing.
29. Don’t read someone else‘s emails even if you have know his or her password.
30. Never tamper with the computer source records.
31. Never share or alter the collected data without permission of the individual or organization.
32. Never capture, reproduce or transmit the photography(s) of a person/student without his or her consent.
33. Never publish or transmit vulgar material in electronic form.
34. Report any objectionable child – abusive materials in electronic form to the concerned authorities mentioned in Online safety /Child Protection or Behavioural policy.
35. Don’t send any threatening, abusive or defamatory emails.
36. Never infringe on any copyright materials.