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
Extensive information on cyberethics from the U.S. Department of Justice.
http://onguardonline.gov/ OnGuardOnline.gov is the federal government’s website to help individuals be safe, secure and responsible online.
Netiquette Home Page
Substantial netiquette rules and an on-line netiquette quiz.
Copyright with Cyberbee
Key information about copyright issues.
U.S. Copyright Office
Federal comprehensive resource on copyright law and policies.
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
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.
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) .
Information on concerns around communications through mobile phones, e-mail, chat, and messenger, and games. Produced by Childnet International, a non-profit organization working “to make the Internet a great and safe place”.
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 and is co-director of ConnectSafely.org
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.
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.
Great Web-sites for Kids
Extensive resources for all school subject matters and grade levels compiled by the American Library Association.