Paws Explore

Paws Explore is a search engine that has been created to make it safer for kids to use the Internet. Shopping, gaming, chatting , and learning web design skills with friends are just a few of the many things to do on the Internet. Unfortunately,  parents and teachers should be aware that there are online predators, identity thieves, and others who may try to harm children. Parents and teachers must promote digital literacy at home and in the classroom.

Why did Paws Explore Start?

Paws Explore designed resources to teach your kids internet safety. Children can join the amusing characters, Kelly and Robbie, in their quest for responsible use of digital information at home or at school. 

Even though no search engine can guarantee that it is completely free of malicious content, Paws Explore makes use of Google’s SafeSearch features to assist a safer search experience. While SafeSearch is available on ordinary Google pages, the Paws Explore technology guarantees that SafeSearch is enabled for all searches. Their “concern” message box is available to anyone. So, if you have any questions or clarifications regarding Paw Explore, you can type in your question or message on their website.

Internet Safety Tips By Kellie And Robbie 

Keep your children safe online by following these safety guidelines whether using the Internet, email or any other online activity!

DOs: 

  • Whenever something on the Internet annoys or upsets you, tell a parent, teacher, or other adult guardians.
  • Prior to utilizing the Internet, always check with a parent or guardian to make sure you are permitted. Your online activities should be monitored by an adult.
  • Only share your passwords with your parents or teachers. If you will not keep your passwords private, strangers gain Not doing so will allow others to gain access to your accounts and claim to be you.
  • Anything that causes you concern or anxiety should be brought to the attention of an adult immediately.  You can always log out of the website and exit the application.
  • When posting online, use a nickname. It’s a good idea to keep your true name and other personal details are hidden from the public so that no one can find out about you.

Dont’s: 

  • Avoid disclosing any of your private information over the internet.
  • Avoid giving out any personal information that could be used by others to contact you or claim to be you, such as your name, address, phone number, email address, and the names of your parents and school.
  • Be wary of internet acquaintances or people you’ve never met before. It’s possible they’re not who you expect them to be. If you must go, do so with an adult chaperoning your every step in the public realm.
  • Never click on links that appear in a new window; instead, shut the current window.
  • If you don’t know what an email attachment or junk message is, don’t open it. Suspicious email attachments can also allow a virus to enter your computer. Inform a responsible adult right away.
  • If you’re under the age of 18, ask an adult before completing any forms or uploading any images of yourself or your friends or family.

Resources For Teachers 

Paws Explore provides downloadable and printable internet safety posters for free. Teachers can display this in their classrooms or Information and Communications Technology rooms. Another way to encourage secured and responsible online internet usage for children is to attach it near computer tables. Paws Explore has Internet safety monitor cards that teachers can print out and cut. 

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