CyberSafety in the Schools Carol Almarez Alleghany County Schools TRT ITRT Summer Camp 2006 E-mail: [email protected] website: http://www.alleghany.k12.va.us/TRT_elem CyberSafety in the Schools Introduction Media Literacy Quiz http://www.pbs.org/teachersource/media_lit/quiz.shtm The Dark Side of the Net The Response: Laws Role of Educators & ITRT’s Resources The Dark Side of the Net* Commercial Content Contact *From ChildNet.org Commercial Kids’ websites aimed at educational market “sticky sites” SI for Kids Seventeen Gathering personal information from minors Ad banners & Marketing messages Blur between content and ads Lack of privacy/anonymity (trackback) Many people/entities aware of each person’s use of the Net (cybersmart.org online curriculum audio) Content Harmful/obscene websites accessible by minors Pornography/copycat sites (whitehouse.com/.org) Through searching errors Misinformation Lack of verification Hoaxes & urban myths Copyright violations Plagiarism Illegal file-sharing/Peer-to-peer networks Contact Social networking & Cyberstalking Blogs & journals Chat rooms, IM (Instant Messaging) Cyberbullies & harrassment Threats of violence/suicide Lack of human interaction MySpace.com Blogs & Journals MySpace http://myspace.com/ Facebook http://www.facebook.com/ Xanga http://www.xanga.com/ Bebo (music oriented) http://bebo.com/ Friendster http://www.friendster.com/index.php Tagged (13-19 only) http://www.tagged.com/ Live Journal http://www.livejournal.com/ The Response: Laws Federal CIPA • Internet Filters COPPA • Monitoring (software/people) Virginia Internet Safety Law AUP CIPA: Children’s Internet Protection Act 2000 Applies to schools & libraries receiving federal technology funds & e-rate discounts Must implement technology protection measures & Internet safety policies Filters that block access to obscene images (Cybersitter, i-Gear, NetNanny, etc.) Address access by minors to inappropriate content COPPA: Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act 1998 Websites must Explain privacy policies Get parental consent before collecting or using a child’s personal information Regulates online direct marketing to children Regulates e-mail, instant messaging, chat Virginia Internet Safety Law Took effect July 1, 2006 Additions to AUP provisions Guidelines from VDOE due out in next few weeks Who will teach Internet Safety? Classroom teachers SRO’s ITRT’s Combination? Role of Educators/ITRT’s: Develop, Teach and/or Assist? Internet Safety Curriculum Internet Safety lessons Help educators, SRO’s, or designated instructors teach Internet safety Information/Technology Literacy Standards Virginia Computer/Technology SOLs: all grades Social and Ethical Issues Problem-solving and Decision-making Tools Technology Research Tools NETS for Students: all grades #2 Social, Ethical & Human Issues #5 Technology Research Tools #6 Technology Problem-solving and Decision-making Tools CyberSafety Curricula/Training I-Safe CyberSmart WebWiseKids http://www.wiredwithwisdom.org/ Staying Smart Online http://www.kidsmart.org.uk/stayingsmart/ CyberPilot’s License Flight Manual http://etec.hawaii.edu/cpl/flightschool_manual.html Grid Club Internet Proficiency Scheme http://www.gridclub.com/teachers/t_internet_safety.html i-SAFE Curriculum Cyber Citizenship Personal Safety Cyber Security Intellectual Property Cyber Bullying Predator Identification * http://i-safe.com/channels/?ch=ed CyberSmart Curriculum Safety: Private identity information Cyberpals Feeling Comfortable Chat & Message Safety E-mail safety Manners: Cybercitizenship Netiquette Respecting law Computer ethics Advertising Commercial intentions Privacy Research Search engines/directories How to search Website evaluation Homework help Using library Technology Past/present/future http://www.cybersmartcurriculum.org/home/ of Internet Constructive Use of the Internet Primary use of the Internet: improving student learning Teach with new tools: Blog,e-mail & online journal for writing skills Chats Website evaluation help Search engines/directories for kids Safe sites (pre-approved for kids) Internet Safety Resources: a Sampler Articles Education World (Nancy Willard article) http://www.education-world.com/a_tech/tech119.shtml Websites KidSmart http://www.kidsmart.org.uk/ Games Elementary: Internet Safety Game Middle school: Jo Cool/Jo Fool Video clips NetSmartz http://www.netsmartz.org/resources/reallife.htm#reala my THE END Thank You!