ET 509 Portfolio Assignment Internet Safety PPT Presentation for Staff Professional Development


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ET 509 Portfolio Assignment Internet Safety PPT Presentation for Staff Professional Development

  1. 1. American College of Education Original Contribution.
  2. 2. Internet Safety and Security Evangeline Parish Technology Professional Development. Safe Practices for Internet Usage: Getting Started. Presenter: Mr Madaraka Mlingo SPED Teacher.
  3. 3. Who is Here? What is your name and district/parish? What are some of the issues, if any, has the district/parish faced with internet? What issues, has the district/parish faced with emerging technologies and/or cell phone use? How is your district/parish currently addressing internet access and safety?
  4. 4. What is our Agenda? This presentation focus on Internet. You will learn about: Safety Survey Internet usage Safety Issues Privacy and Policies Personal/School Technology Safety What the Curriculum says Other Important Resources Evaluation
  5. 5. Methodogy  Explanation and;  Discussion how Internet will be used in this course/department;  Share information and experiences on some of the benefits of Internet in the digital age;  Talk about the safety and what you can be our input;  Learn about State’s new resource sites;  Begin a dialogue and answer questions about creating safe environments for learning.
  6. 6. What is Internet Safety?
  7. 7. Importance of Internet The Internet is an invaluable tool for communication and information.
  8. 8. Internet has changed the way we think.
  9. 9. Internet has changed the way we communicate
  10. 10. E-Rate Federal Program  20% to 90% discounts on approved telecommunications, Internet access, and internal connections costs are provided to libraries and schools.  Based on the # of students eligible for the Free Lunch Program.  Low-income urban communities and rural areas.
  11. 11. Why use Internet? THE INTERNET: - Educates - Entertains - Connects FALSE INFORMATION: -Opens homes to the world - Bad people
  12. 12. However, it can also be a dangerous place.
  13. 13. Why focus on Internet Safety? Computer and Internet Use: 93% of youth are online, 94% of parents. 68% of parents regulate web content, while 55% limit time on the computer (interesting note: more parents restrict TV viewing than internet content) Time spent using digital media by children aged 13-17 has now surpassed the time they spend watching television
  14. 14. Why focus on Internet Safety? It is The Law! A school district must incorporate Internet safety into the curriculum. Internet topics include: proper use, responsible citizenship, predator identification, personal safety, cyber security, and copyright laws
  15. 15. Does it Matter? 45% of children in the United States use Internet. In addition to the useful and educational information available in the internet, a great deal of content exists that is not appropriate. Children could be target of cyberstalking or harassment that includes unwanted contact through the internet that is rude or threatening. Other internet dangers include sexual exploitation and inticement. Children may be involved in criminal activity on the internet.
  16. 16. Is it a problem? More teens have online profiles, post photos and their personal information on various social networking sites. Many engage in sexting, send, forward or forward sexually suggestive or nude photos through email or text message. There is widespread Cyberbullying among today’s teens.
  17. 17. Is there more? Too much plagiarism from the internet. Teens are either not familiar or ignorant with the dangers. Most teens are not familiar with the rules and guidelines for downloading content from the internet.
  18. 18. It is not complicated to be safe
  19. 19. Turn and Talk
  20. 20. The Legislation Acceptable User Policies (AUP) Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) Family Involvement in Technology (FIT)
  21. 21. What Schools Must Address Integrate Internet Safety into K-12 curriculum and instruction  Define roles and responsibilities Safety measures including monitoring and filtering Data and network security plan Annually reviewing, evaluating and revising the program Professional development opportunities for staff Outreach programs to community and stakeholders.
  22. 22. Integrating Internet Safety into Curriculum Content Instruction  Schools need to design programs specifically for each grade level.  Students need to learn about Internet safety from kindergarten.  Students need to acquire new skills.  All Instructors need to take responsibility. Model safe and appropriate Internet use.
  23. 23. What Students Need to Know The Internet is a powerful tool that should be used wisely All Internet information is valid or appropriate Learn how to maximize Internet’s potential while protecting themselves from potential abuse Internet messages and people are not always what or who they seem to be Predators and Cyberbullies anonymously use the Internet Learn which activities are safe and legal
  24. 24. Resources Clicky’s Web World: What 2 Do on the Web (NetSmartzKids) what2do.htm Safe Teens (SafeTeens) Get Your Web License (PBS KIDS) Tips by Teens for Teens(GetNetWise)
  25. 25. What Instructors Need to Know Students’ Internet use should be tailored to their ages Monitoring is very crucial and a must Educators need to learn about cyberbullying, recognize signs of bullied students and know what to do about it Educators must know and enforce school policies Teachers should establish and post rules for safety Educators must keep lines of communication open with parents and students
  26. 26. Resources  Parents & Educators (McGruff)  How To ( x.html  Cyberbullying (  Social Networking and Schools (Childnet International)
  27. 27. What Parents Need to know  A child’s Internet use should be based on age and the family’s needs and values.  Parents must understand potential Internet dangers and prepare their children  Families should reach agreements about acceptable Internet activity and content.  Parents should monitor their children when they go online and the warning signs that something is wrong.  Parents should read about and know how to respond to Internet risks.  Parents should talk with their children about safety
  28. 28. Resources  Parenting Online (Wired Kids)  Internet Safety: Information for Parents (Wired Safety)  Online Predators: Help Minimize the Risk (Microsoft)  Cybertipline (National Center for Missing and Exploited Children)  for Parents
  29. 29. Internet safety requires thought effort!
  30. 30. What to observe for online safety
  31. 31. Be safe and secure
  32. 32. Be Wise The Internet is an ever increasing part of our lives…. Use it wisely!
  33. 33. Internet Safety The Internet is an ever increasing part of our lives…. Use it wisely!
  34. 34. Does it pay to be cautious?
  35. 35. Safety Parents should take care of their children and ensure they are safe.
  36. 36. Safety  Do not answer messages that are from unknown persons.  Tell your friends or adults about anything suspicious.  Do not send inappropriate messages to others.
  37. 37. What About You? It’s Your Turn
  38. 38. Questions and Opinions
  39. 39. How was the presentation?
  40. 40. References: American Library Association. "Access to Electronic Information, Services, and Networks: An Interpretation of the Library Bill of Rights." sif/interpretations/accesstoelectronic.pdf (accessed September 15, 2008). National School Board Association. "Creating & Connecting: Research and Guidelines on Online Social-and Educational-Networking." July 2007. ndConnecting.aspx (accessed September 15, 2008).
  41. 41. References: Public Law 106-554, Sections 1701-1731 (4) [CIPA and NCIPA]. (accessed September 15, 2008).
  42. 42. Contact Information Madaraka H Mlingo SPED Teacher Basile High School, LA. Tel: 8036403111 Email: