In Leander ISD, students and staff leverage information and technology resources to transform the way we learn, work, and improve. October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month
, and to make sure our students stay safe when they are online, parents may visit the LISD Parent Technology Support Page
and reinforce Internet safety practices at home.
In addition, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security provides parent resources to help teach children about Internet safety, including Net Cetera: Chatting with Kids about Being Online
and Heads Up: Stop Think Connect.
Tools are available to help parents talk with their child about basic computer safety
. Parents are advised to further protect their child by monitoring his or her social networking sites
and mobile phone
usage and talking to him or her about texting, sexting
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security also offers simple steps individuals and families
can take to protect themselves against cyber threats: set strong passwords and don’t share them with anyone; keep your software safer by installing the latest updates; maintain open dialogue with your family and friends about internet safety; limit the amount of personal information you post online; and be skeptical about messages you read and receive online.