Title No. EDU5503E)
Internet Safety for Schools
in the Digital Era
Proficiency Level: Mastery
Subject(s):Foreign Languages,Language Arts
and Reading,Guidance,Health Education,Industrial
Education,Interdisciplinary,Leadership Training,Multicultural Education,Music,Parent
Education,Psychology,Science,Social Science,Volunteer,Special Education,Technology,Computer
Education,Mathematics,Business,Art,Career Tech,Library Media,Basic Training,Physical Education
Description:In this course for school leaders,
teachers, and administrators, participants will explore specific strategies
for creating a safe environment for students when they access the Internet.
They will learn essential information about the Children's Internet
Protection Act (CIPA), including compliance requirements for schools and
districts. Participants will also become familiar with the ways that Web 2.0
technologies, which allow for more collaboration and social networking than
was previously possible through the Internet, are changing the way that
students and teachers interact online. Special attention will be paid to the
safety and health issues that these technologies present, such as cyberbullying. Finally, participants will learn how to
make sure that school and district Acceptable Use Policies (AUPs) address these challenges while teaching students
how to act as responsible “digital citizens,” helping them to explore Web 2.0
tools safely for educational purposes.
Pre-requisites: This is an introductory course for teachers,
technology specialists, curriculum specialists, professional development
specialists, or other school personnel. Participants are expected
to have regular access to computers. In addition, participants
should be proficient with using email, browsing the Internet, and navigating
to computer files.
Objectives: During this course, participants will learn skills and
• Refine their understanding of specific options, technological or otherwise,
for protecting children when they access the Internet over a school-based or
statewide educational network;
• Understand current federal policy regarding how schools protect their
students when they go online;
• Consider approaches for advancing digital citizenship of teachers and
students and promoting the practice of online safety;
• Address instances of cyber-bullying in the classroom and online; and
• Make sure that current AUPs are up to date and
address collaborative and social networking tools.
ACLD approved for 1 PLU with later enrollment in Showcase course PLUACLD039
to begin 6-months after EDU5503 completion.