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 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
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.
- http://onguardonline.gov/ OnGuardOnline.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
Department of Justice, Computer Crime & Intellectual Property
Extensive information on cyberethics from the U.S. Department of Justice.
New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services
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
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
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.