Online Privacy & Internet Safety Hannah Cummings, STewart Ruddy, Faith Dupre, Emma Halley

The Importance of Online Privacy and Internet Safety

How is online privacy and internet safety being addressed?

At the Early Childhood Level

  • Discussion with parents about proper modeling of internet safety and parental controls
  • Safety Pledge
  • Educational resources: Webonauts Internet Academy, CyberHero, and Hector's World

At the Elementary level

  • Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (1998)
  • Children's Internet Protection Act (2000)
  • Teaching children to be digital citizens-Commonsense Media
  • Educational Resources-FBI Cyber Surf Islands, Digital Compass

At the Secondary level

  • Cyberbullying
  • Victimization
  • Sexting and Relationships
  • College and Future Opportunities

ISTE Standards for Teachers

1. Promote and model digital citizenship and responsibility-Advocate, model, and teach safe, legal, and ethical use of digital information and technology, including respect for copyright, intellectual property, and the appropriate documentation of sources.

2. Promote and model digital etiquette and responsible social interactions related to the use of technology and information.

ISTE Standards for Students

Digital Citizen- Students recognize the rights, responsibilities and opportunities of living, learning and working in an interconnected digital world, and they act and model in ways that are safe, legal and ethical.

Role of Teacher

The role of the teacher is shifting to more of a facilitator role. With more use of technology and internet within the classroom, it is imperative that student's learn proper internet safety.

Impact on Student's Learning

The laws created make schools fearful of lawsuits so to prevent lawsuits from occurring, schools will block any website they think might cause a problem.
Privacy by Policy vs. Privacy by Practice

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