Savage Counseling

Internet Safety &

Your Digital Footprint

Being Smart Online

Rule 1: Check your mood! Are you feeling upset or angry? Then it's not the time to be messaging or posting on a social media site. People don't always make good decisions or think straight when they're stressed out or upset. If you have to, call someone or go for a run instead before you start venting online.

Rule 2: When you're on a website, try to remain as anonymous as possible. That means keeping all private information private. Private information that you should never allow the public to see includes:

  • your full name
  • any type of photograph (even of your pet!)
  • your current location (some phones have automatic GPS apps built in that may need to be turned off)
  • home or school address or the address of any of your family or friends
  • phone numbers
  • passwords

Rule 3: If you ever get involved in any messaging or online chats that make you feel uncomfortable or in danger for any reason, exit and tell a parent or other adult right away so they can report it. You also can report it to the website of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children — they have a form for reporting this type of incident called CyberTipline. They'll make sure the info is forwarded to law enforcement officials for investigation.

Rule 4: When you're out and about with your devices, keep them secure. Don't let other people use your phone unless you're with them. Don't leave your phone where someone else might pick it up, and turn your laptop or tablet off when you're not using it. Don't make it easy for other people to get a look at your personal information.

Rule 5: Finally, remember that any pictures or text messages that you send could be leaked as soon as you hit send. Think about whether the words you've written or the pictures you're about to share are ones that you would want other people reading or seeing. A good rule is that if you wouldn't want your grandmother to see it or read it, you probably shouldn't send it or post it.




Use your iPad and go to your camera, hover the screen over the QR code (on the left), your phone will recognize it and automatically open up our counseling referral form on your device. That form, once completed, will notify a counselor, who will then contact you as soon as they are available!

OR >> << Link to Referral Form

As a parent/guardian you may also email our counselors to request or inform the school of any concerns you would like them to address with your child. (See "teacher contacts" tab for emails).


Be Kind & Resilient!

“Resilience is the ability to find the inner strength to bounce back from a set-back or challenge." -- unknown

Build Resilience by doing some of the following!

  • Inspire Positive Emotions - think positive, stay positive!
  • Find Social Support - talk to your friends, family, teachers or counselors
  • Find an Area of Interest - do something positive you love to do
  • Mindfulness - exercise, use breathing techniques
  • Use Problem Solving Skills - weigh all options and make an informed decision
  • Stay Future Oriented - focus on the goals you have for yourself
  • Be a Leader - take action and be an Upstander

Bullying Concerns:

The Board of Trustees recognizes the harmful effects of bullying on student learning and school attendance and desires to provide safe school environments that protect students from physical and emotional harm. District employees shall establish student safety as a high priority and shall not tolerate bullying of any student. No student or group of students shall, through physical, written, verbal, or other means, harass, sexually harass, threaten, intimidate, cyberbully, cause bodily injury to, or commit hate violence against any other student or school personnel.


KCRA website and resources

Additional District related documents and information below.

SUSD Belief Statement: Bullying

Board Policy

Complaint Form