Distance Learning Resources
Kids’ Rules for Online Safety
These rules are aimed mostly at younger children, at oldest pre-teens. Appropriate “rules” for online use vary by age, maturity of the child and family values from safekids.com
1. I will not give out personal information such as my address, telephone number, parents’ work address/telephone number without my parents’ permission.
2. I will tell my parents right away if I come across something that makes me feel uncomfortable.
3. I will never agree to get together with someone I “meet” online without first checking with my parents. If my parents agree to the meeting, I will be sure that it is in a public place and bring a parent along.
4. I will talk with my parents about posting pictures of myself or others online and not post any pictures that my parents consider to be inappropriate.
5. I will not respond to any messages that are mean or in any way make me feel uncomfortable. It is not my fault if I get a message like that. If I do I will tell my parents right away.
6. I will talk with my parents so that we can set up rules for going online and using a mobile phone. We will decide upon the time of day that I can be online, the length of time I can be online and appropriate areas for me to visit. I will not access other areas or break these rules without their permission.
7. I will not give out my passwords to anyone (even my best friends) other than my parents.
8. I will check with my parents before downloading or installing software or doing anything that could possibly hurt our computer or mobile device or jeopardize my family’s privacy.
9. I will be a good online citizen and not do anything that hurts other people or is against the law.
10. I will help my parents understand how to have fun and learn things online and teach them things about the Internet, computers and other technology.
Also see Family Contract for Online Safety
For an overview, read Child Safety on the Information Highway (20th anniversary edition)
- Lexia Core 5: (for K-5 students use your teacher’s email for initial setup. Password is your child’s first name (some exceptions), the password is read)
- Epic!: https://www.getepic.com/
- Read-Aloud Stories
- Podcasts for kids (use your preferred podcast app)
- Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls
- Circle Round
- Stories Podcast
- Story Pirates
- Wow in the World
- Brains On!
- Smash Boom Best
- Duolingo - Learn a language with Duolingo (free!) Earn points for correct answers, race against the clock, and level up.
- Scholastic Learn at Home - Day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing
- Khan Academy - Build a deep, rock-solid understanding in math, grammar, science, history, and more.
- Parks: All Seattle parks, trails, and open spaces are open (with the exception of the Volunteer Park Conservatory, Kubota Garden, and the Japanese Garden). Community members are encouraged to use our parks, but not to congregate and to follow public health guidance.
- Child Care:
- If you are a working family and/or longer shifts, or has your child care program had to close? Child Care Aware of Washington’s Family Center is fully operational and tracking both child care closures and programs with additional capacity.
- Boys & Girls Clubs of King County is offering childcare and they welcome all children.
- Food - Seattle Public Schools will offer lunches Monday - Friday from 11:00 - 1:00. All lunches must be picked up and consumed elsewhere to promote social distancing.
- Volunteer - this may be a time to volunteer as a family. The UWKC has resources that are specific to COVID-19 (this list is evolving).
- Arts & Culture
- Device and Internet Access -