Topic outline

  • Purpose

    The purpose of this Moodle is to provide District 287 staff with information about internet safety for students.

    This Moodle is designed to meet the staff training requirements of the Child Internet Protection Act, CIPA. It provides awareness of the appropriate use of the internet and social media, for educators to initiate and lead classroom discussions on the use of technology, internet safety, and address student questions and concerns.

    CIPA requires that students be taught about safety on the Internet; appropriate behavior while on online, on social networking Web sites, and in chat rooms; and cyberbullying awareness and response. 

    There is a committee in District 287 that is designing developmentally appropriate training for students that will be implemented in April 2013 that will meet these requirements.

    • Cyberbullying

      Image from Wanda's Song"Technology does not make bullies. It just makes them more productive."

      Predators may be scary but students are more likely to be victims of bullying than Internet predators.

      Cyberbullying is bullying or harassment that happens online.  It can happen in an email, a text message, an online game, or comments on a social networking site. It might involve rumors or images posted on someone’s profile or passed around for others to see, or creating a group or page to make a person feel left out.                                     

    • Online Misrepresentations & Net Etiquette

      phishing imageClick on the image of the email on the right. Does this look like a real email. Yes it does!
      How can we know it is a fake? (click to see)

    • Social Networking - Facebook, MySpace, and more...

      social netowrk icon
      Social media are forms of electronic communication (as Web sites for social networking and microblogging) through which users create online communities to share information, ideas, personal messages, and other content (as videos).

      Many social networking sites require that children be at least 13 years old to join. This is because of the Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). Facebook, Myspace and NING require users to be 13 or older.