Resources for Teachers
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.
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.
The NYS Teacher Centers working with Professor Garfield Foundation will be developing and delivering, online and face to face, training on using the Internet safety, cyberbullying, Fact or Opinion and Forms of Media resources for free from the Professor Garfield website. This training will be available to all school personnel, public libraries, parents and community groups through the NYS Teacher Center Online Academy.
New York State Center for School Safety (NYSCFSS)
The New York State Center for School Safety (NYSCFSS) is a statewide technical assistance center providing direct support to schools and districts in creating and maintaining safe and healthy learning environments for all New York State students.
NYS Model Schools Online Course on Internet Safety for Teachers
This course is the framework for a statewide approach to teaching Internet Safety, either online, via web-conferencing, or in a face-to-face workshop. With four modules, this course covers topics ranging from social web, to cyber citizenship, ethics and intellectual property and strategies for safe schools.
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.
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 Ceteraprovides 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.
- 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.