Starting this month, July 2012, schools receiving federal e-rate funding must have updated their Internet Safety Policies to show how they will educate their students about online behavior.
The Federal Communications Commission last August amended the Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA) to include the digital safety education provisions of the Protecting Children in the 21st Century Act. Are you ready if asked to produce evidence that your district has educated the staff and students about Internet Safety?
How are you teaching online safety in your school district?
I am the Technology Literacy Teacher for a K - 6 School District. I see about 1,800 students over a two week period. Below are materials that I use to teach Internet Safety. I hope you will find them useful.
Common Sense - Cyberbulling Free Multimedia Toolkit for grades 2 – 12 and Parent education resources
Professor Garfield – I use this for grades 4 – 6. You can download a teacher’s guide, poster, certificate and an iPad App. It starts off with a short video clip followed by a quiz and lastly an apply section. I always get great discussions when I use this in my classes.
Net Smartz Kids’ – Their program includes children ages 5 – 17. I use this for K – 3 grades. This is produced by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. The children love Clicky, a robot, who teaches them how to act and react to things on the Internet.