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A short informational presentation for educators on the role and responsiblity they have to educate students on Cyber Safety. Includes link to lessons.

A short informational presentation for educators on the role and responsiblity they have to educate students on Cyber Safety. Includes link to lessons.



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  • With this legislation, it is now imperative that schools address internet safety and usage in a meaningful way.Districts receiving e-rate money for internet access must incorporate cyber safety education.
  • Why we are having this presentation… Bill passed in 2007Changed the Ed Code
  • The goal for Fowler Unified School District is for teachers and students to become digital citizens. That means teachers and students understand… Appropriate use of information technologyEthical use of information technologyInternet safety Copyright
  • District Responsibility to Provide Access to appropriate Content***These are all safe educationally sound databases that we already provide in SUSD.I linked all of them but you may only want to visit 2 or 3ALL SUSD students and staff have access to:
  • Easy lessons that can be tied to your curriculum or added at the beginning of a lesson.
  • 54% have Instant Messaged a stranger, 50% have emailed a stranger, and 45% have participated in a chat room discussion with a stranger.
  • Being a victim of cyberbullying can be a common and painful experience. Some kids who cyberbully
  • This is for students and teachers… I will be sending all of you information about copyright in education.

Cyber Safety For Educators Cyber Safety For Educators Presentation Transcript

  • Cyber Safety for Educators
    Maria Petropulos
    Fowler Unified School District
  • New Federal Legislation
    Protecting Children in the 21st Century
    “Schools and libraries must also certify that, as part of their Internet safety policy, they are educating minors about appropriate online behavior, including cyberbullyingawareness and response and interacting with other individuals on social networking sites and in chat rooms. “
  • California Legislation 
    Chavez Bill, AB 307 2006
    Ed Code section 51871.5
    “to educate pupils and teachers on the appropriate and ethical use of information technology in the classroom, Internetsafety, avoiding plagiarism, the concept, purpose, and significance of a copyright…”
  • Digital Citizenship
    Digital Citizenship reinforces the positive aspects of technology so that everyone can work and play in this digital world.”
    ISTE 2008, Digital Citizenship in Schools
  • District Responsibility to Protect
    Against Inappropriate Content
    Safe Internet environment
    Filtering software [Lightspeed]
    Safe search environment through the FCOE Portal.
    Subscription databases
    World Book Encyclopedia
    Streaming Video
    Visual Thesaurus
  • Staff Responsibility
    Ensure use of district provided safe search engines & databases by students
    Begin reviewing elements of Digital Citizenship with students using district provided curriculum.
  • Internet Usage
    Children between 8-18 use the computer for more than an hour a day
    74% have a computer with Internet access*
    31% have high speed access (that number grows each year)*
    *The George Lucas Foundation, “Synching Up With The iKid,” Edutopia, October 2005.
  • How Students Perceive the Internet
    19% of teens feel safer online than in the real world*
    39% of students trust people that they chat with online*
    24% of students say they see nothing wrong with chatting with a stranger*
    10% of students have been asked to keep their Internet relationships a secret *
    iSAFE America Student Assessment, 2004
  • Online teens frequently communicate with people they have never met:
    Nearly one third (30%) of online teens said that they have talked about meeting someone whom they’ve only met through the Internet.
    28% of online teens said they use code words on a daily basis to hide online conversations from their parents (e.g. “PIR” means “parent in room”).
  • Students Need to Learn
    that they are vulnerable to predators, even if they feel invincible
    How dangerous it is to post personal information and photos online
    how to remain as anonymous as possible when using the Internet to avoid endangering themselves
    how to recognize and repel the advances of a predator
    what to do and who to talk to if they feel they have been approached by a stranger online
    that it is NEVER a good idea to meet in person someone they have “gotten to know” online
  • Cyberbullying
  • How Are Teens Cyberbullied?
    Post pictures of victims without their consent
    Pretend they are other people online to trick others
    Spread lies and rumors about victims
    Trick people into revealing personal information
    Send or forward mean text messages
  • When teens were asked why they think others cyberbully, 81 percent said that cyberbullies think it’s funny. Other teens believe that kids who cyberbully
    Don’t think it’s a big deal
    Don’t think about the consequences
    Are encouraged by friends
    Think everybody cyberbullies
    Think they won’t get caught
  • Copyright and Ethical use of information
    What is safe/legal in regards to playing games or downloading music/video
    What CAN I copy?
  • Where do I start?