Educational Design and Technology

Resources for Students

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, 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.

  • U.S. Department of Justice, Computer Crime & Intellectual Property Section external link icon
    Extensive information on cyberethics from the U.S. Department of Justice.

  • http://onguardonline.gov/ external link icon OnGuardOnline.gov is the federal government’s website to help individuals be safe, secure and responsible online.

  • Netiquette Home Page external link icon
    Substantial netiquette rules and an on-line netiquette quiz.

  • Copyright with Cyberbee external link icon
    Key information about copyright issues.

  • U.S. Copyright Office external link icon
    Federal comprehensive resource on copyright law and policies.

  • Free Software Directory external link icon
    The Free Software Directory is a project of the Free Software Foundation external link icon and provides useful free software available for download.

  • Net Cetera external link icon
    Net Cetera addresses information and issues 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.

  • NS Teens external link icon
    Videos on social networking and cyber bullying, with content provided by teenage comic characters, and by real-life teens who share their views. NSTeens was created through a partnership between Sprint and the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) external link icon.

  • Safe Teens external link icon
    SafeTeens is a place for teens and their parents to learn safe, responsible use of the Internet.  Operated by technology journalist Larry Magid, who also operates SafeKids.com external link icon and is co-director of ConnectSafely.org external link icon

  • i-safe student mentoring program external link icon
    An “ i-MENTOR” program for students in grades five through twelve to promote online safety.  Virtual training programs and chatroom support groups. Created by i-Safe, X-Block is endorsed endorsed by the U.S. Congress.

  • iKeepSafe external link icon
    Video clips and further materials on Internet safe usage. The Internet Keep Safe Coalition is a broad partnership of governors and their spouses, attorneys general, public health and educational professionals, law enforcement, and industry leaders working together for the health and safety of youth online.

Last Updated: May 16, 2016