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Internet Safety

Internet Safety

For the safety of all of our students, we encourage discussions of safe social media and Internet practices in our schools and in your homes. All Carlsbad Unified schools implement specific lessons in Digital Citizenship, including online safety, and we hope you will support our efforts by taking the opportunity to check device controls and make sure your student’s media access at home is age appropriate.

Popular social networking sites including Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat require users to be at least 13 years of age to set up a profile. Parents should know which sites their kids are using and who they communicate with. Parental guidance is essential, as many children use social networking sites to share and post information about themselves and talk online with others. Please take the time to visit the sites your child is interested in and read the safety information they offer.

Parents of younger children may also want to install YouTube Kids, a more controlled version of YouTube intended for families, for better control of what young children may come across online.

To reinforce some of the Digital Citizenship lessons being taught in Carlsbad classrooms, you can visit Common Sense Media. Another great resource comes from the San Diego Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and offers a number of resources to help students and parents manage their online lives. 

Thank you for your continued support of our students and our schools.

Protect Your Children Online

Online games and websites for kids are everywhere these days – to the point where it’s commonplace to see toddlers playing with them, too. And while the internet often offers a positive way for children to explore and learn, privacy concerns are lurking. Make sure you are protecting your children online.