Engaging Faith: Practical lesson ideas and activities for Catholic Educators

January 21, 2013

Reviewing Internet Safety

The well-documented incident with former Notre Dame football player Manti Te'o serves as a reminder to teens and others to observe Internet safety. Make sure to take some time to review Internet protocol, rules, and potential dangers with your students. Here are a few helpful web links. Please feel free to add other helpful tips in the comment section.

New York Public Library

Basic safety rules.

The My House Initiative

Specific message dealing with reasons for and ways to avoid pornography on the Internet sponsored by the Archdiocese of Kansas City.

Online Dating Tips

From the CatholicMatch website. Several articles on online dating, mainly intended for adults but with some appropriate rules for teens to consider as well.

Pope Benedict on Online Relationships

Pope Benedict XVI offers a reminder that virtual contact cannot and must not take the place of direct human contact.


1 Sr. Caroline Cerveny

Jan. 21, 2013
Yes, Safety is important! However, one of the key issues today is that we also learn how to be good Digital Citizens. Just Google "Digital Citizenship" to see what wonderful resources are available for you. We need to talk about the good skills that we need in today's Digital World. Also, we need to be mentors to our youth (and ourselves) in how to be our best selves while using the Internet. We need a kinder and gentler Digital Citizen!

Leave a Comment

High School eNewsletter
Receive bi-weekly lessons, links, tips and more in our Email Newsletter

Resources Archive