Safe Net

Link for the PDE website to create Big Ideas for Internet Safety PDE Standards

New Federal Guidelines on Internet Safety releasede 12/15/09 Net Cetera

Resources for Internet Safety

Copyright International Guide to Copyright

Infinite Learning Lab - Internet Safety with Garfield

Net Safe - Cyber Safety

iSafe Curriculum


ikeepsafe site

US DOJ site

Trackstar: Be Safe & Smart on the Internet

Internet Safety Wiki

Kim Worrell's delicious Internet Safety bookmarks

Internet Safety Slideshares

Web Wise Kids

Internet Safety wiki from Colorado eSchool's Report on Internet Safety

Internet Safety - Copyright


Criminal Justice

Internet Safety Information

McGruff Safety Games

Internet Safety Curriculum by Grade

MSNBC - To catch a predator

Cybersmart Curriculum

FBI Internet Safety Tips

Family Online Safety Institute

Safe Kids Rules for Online Safety (preteen)

Pete's Power Point Station

Edutopia Netiquette Guidelines

180 Technology Tips

Verizon Internet Safety Links

The Teacher Tap - resources for librarians

School Resources

Technology Skills Development Matrix

QCSD Strategic Plan

Joyca Valenza's site

TRAILS (Tools for assessing info. lit. skills)


Standards for Students

Standards for Teachers

Standards for Administrators

Topics to cover: cyberbullying texting social networking e-mail instant messaging chat rooms gaming "inappropriate" websites online preditors identity theft - not elementary piracy (argh matey) downloading music copyright - different levels netiquette Develop a framework - safety items such as cyberbullying and netiquette Look at starting next year? Talk to teachers to see what they are doing Take off small bites - we want this done well - 100% CONSISTANCY E-rate - AUP, some sort of filter, online behavior for students What we should do: 1. Establish a timeline 2. Establish Benchmarks

The following components were identified on the Wilson School District's Internet Safety:

1. Identifying the risks on the internet to students and parents.

2. Demonstrate ways in which parents can protect their children.

3. Idenitfy how students can protect themselves.

4. Training for administrators, faculty, community, and students.

5. Utilizing the District Web Site Community Programming to spread the information.

What is Social Networking?

With stories like Growing Up Online - PBS Frontline it is no wonder parents have concerns about what their children are doing online. Here are some good resources to help you to help your kids understand the simple lessons of living online.

Why the intrigue of Social Networking?

Michelle Krill's Diigo Site Internet safety tagged articles and sites.

More about MySpace
My Space Parent Information Page There are plenty of good things happening on my space including getting youth to get involved in politics, philanthropy, and community activities. They provide resources to helping organizations tackle issues ranging both globally and locally.
MySpace has also teamed with to create a PSA about Internet Safety

A Parent's Guide
Parent Guide to Social Networking A booklet from the IA State Attorney General's Office

National School Boards Association's stand on social networking
The National School Boards Association finds that safety concerns over online social networking are overblown, and recommends schools become more comfortable with social networks and seek educational uses for online social networking.
"The National School Board Association published recommendations on online social networking based on a study conducted by Grunwald And Associates, LLC, and funded by Microsoft, News Corporation and Verizon. The study comprised of 3 surveys: an online survey of 1,277 9-17 year old students, phone interviews with 1,039 parents, and phone interviews with 250 school district leaders who make Internet policy. 9-17 year old students average 9 hours per week on social networking activities, including IM, texting, and using myspace and other online social networks. By comparison, they spend roughly 10 hours watching television. 96% of students with internet access say they have used social networking technologies. 81% have visited a social networking Website in the past 3 months, and 71% report using social networking tools at least weekly. 59% talk about education-related topics online and over 50% talk about schoolwork. Despite strict policies against online social networking in school, students and parents report few problems with online behavior, and district leaders and parents see potential benefits of using social networking in education. The NSBA recommends that schools reconsider their policies regarding online social networking." Read more...

Parenting the "MySpace" Generation
Cable in the Classroom's Presentation, Press Release and Fact Sheet

More Parent Resources
I-Safe Parent-to-Parent
CyberSafe Kids, CyberSavvy Teens
Parents - Safe Surf
WiredSafety Parent Page Parent Resource Center
Understanding a Child's Virtual World (includes videos) - Incredible Internet/Qwest
NetSmartz411:Internet Safety Help (answers to common questions)
WebWiseKids Parents Site
Stop Cyberbullying - Parent's Role
NetSmartz Real Life Stories - includes videos and news stories
Safe Kids
Wired Kids

Some blog posts on keeping kids safe online
Easy Way to Monitor Your Child on MySpace - CoolCatTeacher Blog
Is Your Child Using YouTube? - Vanessa Van Petten