Educational Design and Technology

Resources for Parents

As the roles of students, parents, 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, future careers, and lives, yet ways of socializing and communicating on the Internet come with certain risks. In response, the New York Department of Education provides links to the listed resources listed in providing assistance designed to promote the proper and safe use of the Internet.

  • 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.

  • Net Cetera external link icon
    Net Cetera addresses information and issues to raise with youth about communicationg and socializing online. OnGuardOnline.gov provides practical tips from the federal government and the technology industry to help you be on guard against internet fraud, secure your computer, and protect your personal information.

  • The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children external link icon
    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) external link icon
    The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, effective April 21, 2000, applies to the online collection of personal information by persons or entities under U.S. jurisdiction from children under 13 years of age. It details what a website operator must include in a privacy policy, when and how to seek verifiable consent from a parent or guardian, and what responsibilities an operator has to protect children's privacy and safety online, including restrictions on the marketing to those under 13.

  • The Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA) external link icon
    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.

  • http://onguardonline.gov/ external link iconOnGuardOnline.gov is the federal government’s website to help individuals be safe, secure and responsible online. The Federal Trade Commission manages OnGuardOnline.gov, in partnership with other federal agencies. OnGuardOnline.gov is a partner in the Stop Think Connect campaign, led by the Department of Homeland Security, and part of the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education, led by the National Institute of Standards and Technology

  • U.S. Department of Justice, Computer Crime & Intellectual Property Section external link icon
    Extensive information on cyberethics from the U.S. Department of Justice.
  • New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services external link icon
    The Division of Criminal Justice Services is a multi-function criminal justice support agency with a variety of responsibilities, including collection and analysis of statewide crime data, operation of the DNA databank and criminal fingerprint files, administration of federal and state criminal justice funds, support of criminal justice-related agencies across the state, and administration of the state’s Sex Offender Registry that allows anyone to research the status of an offender.

  • Get Net Wise external link icon
    GetNetWise represents the collective efforts of a broad-based coalition of companies, public interest organizations, non-profits and trade associations all committed to empowering Internet users with the tools they need to keep their Internet experience positive, safe and secure. The web-site provides information about on-line safety tools such as filtering inappropriate web-sites, monitoring children’s web-browsing, setting a time limit on Internet use, and a database to find suitable tools for individual family conditions.

  • Enough is Enough external link icon
    Enough Is Enough is a non-partisan, non-profit organization that emerged in 1994 as al leader in resources for making the Internet safer for children and families. Enough is Enough offers comprehensive information about Internet safety, including age-based guidelines helpful for parents in knowing how to act on Internet safety concerns.

Last Updated: May 16, 2016