Resources for Administrators and Technology Directors
As the roles of students, educators, schools, and districts evolve in response to technological change, so does the potential of educational technology to support new forms of communication, collaboration, and learning. The Internet is essential to education, careers, and lives, yet ways of socializing and communicating on the Internet come with risks. In response, the New York Department of Education provides technical assistance designed to promote the proper and safe use of the Internet through links to resources listed below:
In New York, Education Law 814, passed by the State Assembly in 2007, allows schools to promote the proper and safe use of the Internet.
NYSED is charged in the law with providing technical assistance in development of age appropriate curricula age to provide awareness, skills, information and support in safe usage of the internet.
New York State Security Policy P03-002
The New York State Office of Cyber Security and Critical Infrastructure Coordination (CSCIC) was established in September 2002 as a means to address the State's cyber readiness and resilience. This policy sets forth the minimum requirements, responsibilities and accepted behaviors to establish and maintain a secure environment and achieve the State's information security objectives.
Net Cetera addresses information and issues to raise with youth about communicationg and socializing online. Developed by OnGuardOnline.gov, maintained by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), supported by multiple government agencies and the technology industry, Net Cetera provides practical tips to help keep computers secure, protect personal informatio, and guard against internet fraud.
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children’s (NCMEC) mission is to help prevent child abduction and exploitation, help find missing children, and assist victims of abduction and exploitation, their families, and the professionals who serve them.
Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)
The Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA)
The Children's Internet Protection Act, passed by Congress in December 2000, applies to all schools and libraries that receive E-rate discounts for Internet access and internal connections. On April 5, 2001, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued regulations for schools and libraries receiving non-telecommunications E-rate discounts.
U.S. Department of Justice, Computer Crime & Intellectual Property Section
Extensive information on cyberethics from the U.S. Department of Justice.
New York Library Association (NYLA)
In response to the requirement of the Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA), the New York Library Association has provided sample policy and acceptable use guidance for libraries.
American Library Association (ALA)
The ALA compiled comprehensive information about The Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA). Frequently asked questions and answers, articles from related professional associations, and legal history are available from this web site.
- The Consortium for School Networking Initiative (CoSN) Acceptable Use Polices in a Web 2.0 & Mobile Era: A Guide for School Districts , aimed at assisting district leaders develop, rethink or revise Internet policies to address the growing use of mobile devices and Web 2.0., developed as part of CoSN’s Participatory Learning in Schools: Leadership & Policy initiative, based on the recognition that Web 2.0 tools provide powerful learning resources for children beyond the classroom.
provides training and support to states, state administrators; administrators of districts and schools; teachers; support staff at schools; communities and families; and students, to improve schools' conditions for learning through measurement and program implementation, so that all students have the opportunity to realize academic success in safe and supportive environments. The Safe and supportive Schools TAC is funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools to help address such issues as prevention of bullying, harassment, violence, and substance abuse.