Internet Safety & Digital Citizenship: Know The Difference! Digital Citizenship Why Is It Taught? Federal Communications Commission (FCC) requires that school district comply with the Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA) requirements. When Is It Taught? At the beginning of the school year. How Is It Taught? The Digital Learning Department has created training videos that all students are required to view. In order to ensure grade level appropriateness separate videos were created for Grades K-1, 2-5, and 6-12. Finding the Videos- Videos can be found on VBrick (go to TuneIn2 and conduct a search for “Digital Citizenship”). Can The Videos Be Shown in an Assembly Setting? Yes! Simply document that each student was present at the assembly to ensure that all students view the video for their grade level. ALL of The Students on my campus have viewed the videos, now what? Please complete the “Digital Citizenship Verification Form” and submit as an email attachment (after signing and scanning), via interoffice mail, or fax ((281) 634-1065) to: Mary Connealy. What is expected of Students and Parents? The Digital Citizenship documentation and consent form is provided to students and parents as part of the FBISD Student/Parent Handbook. Parents and students must make a selection via the Parent Consent Checklist. The consent form selection is mandatory for Digital Citizenship during new student registration and upon entering grades six and nine. The consent selection remains in place during subsequent years unless the parent elects to resubmit. Internet Safety Internet Safety- Why It HAS to be taught each grading period! The FCC’s Order The New Law The “Educating” Requirement So...What Does This Mean??? • The FCC released its long-awaited Order (FCC 11-125) to implement the CIPA (Children's Internet Protection Act) Amendments (passed by Congress in 2008). • The new law, entitled "Protecting Children in the 21st Century Act," contains provisions that school districts must uphold. • The FCC Order (FCC 11-125) implemented the “educating” requirements of the Protecting Children Act effective July 2012. • Schools are now required to teach online safety to students. Locating The Internet Safety Curriculum : The Internet Safety Curriculum can be found in PCG. Please see your Digital Learning Specialist and/or your campus’ Librarian for more information. Documenting Internet Safety Instruction Each Nine Weeks: At the end of each grading period, please sign the “Internet Safety Verification Form” (Confirming that Internet Safety has been taught to all students on your campus this grading period) and return via inter-district mail or by scanning and submitting as an electronic mail attachment to: ATTN: Mary Connealy (by email or fax at 281-327-1099). If you are sending your form via electronic mail, please use the following subject line: “YOUR CAMPUS’ NAME: Internet Safety Verification Form ___ Nine Weeks’” INTERNET SAFETY VERIFICATION FORM DUE DATES: 2014-2015 DUE DATES GRADING PERIOD FORM MUST BE RECEIVED ON OR BEFORE 1st Nine Weeks October 17, 2014 2nd Nine Weeks December 19, 2014 3rd Nine Weeks March 20, 2015 4th Nine Weeks June 4, 2015 Questions, Concerns, Need Support? Please contact the Department of Digital Learning for more information or if you have specific questions.