NYSED Internet Safety Program Evaluation Rubric
About This Resource
Internet Safety refers to the various issues facing students due to the widespread use of the Internet in today’s society, and the need for common practices to keep children and all users safe. Therefore, it is important to evaluate the Internet’s effectiveness at the local level, and a foundational component of such instruction is an Internet Safety Program. The recent passage of the New York State Education Law on Internet Safety and Appropriate Use (Education Law Section 814) empowers the New York State Education Department to provide assistance and resources to schools concerning the safe and responsible use of the Internet. The Office of Educational Design and Technology has developed the following rubric to assist school administrators and educators with reviewing their instructional programs with a focus on Internet Safety. This rubric defines the degree to which the school has integrated Internet Safety and adapted its Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) into its standards-based instructional program.