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With the daily changes in technology, it can be difficult to teach students about Internet safety.  It is important that as you teach with more and more technology in the classroom, students know the correct way to use the resources to ensure their safety.  As more and more schools move toward 1 to 1 technology integration, it is crucial to help empower students to make safe, smart and ethical decisions online.

Common Sense Media - Encouraging Digital Citizenship in 1:1 Environment

Spotlight Resource!

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NEW!  Common Sense Education has released NEW lesson plans for integrating Digital Citizenship skills in the classroom.  The NEW lesson plans are for grades 6-8 and compliment the lessons for grades 3-5 that were released early in the 2018-2019 school year.  Use these great resources to support the incredible things happening in your classroom and to continue to prepare students to participate in their always-on, digital lives!
Additional K-12 Digital Citizenship lessons will be released as follows:
  • Fall 2019: Grades K–2 and 9–12 lessons

Edutopia Media Literacy/Digital Citizenship tools

Media Literacy | Edutopia

Find and share resources to help students learn to analyze, evaluate, and communicate in a world with countless media sources and constant access to powerful computers.

Check out the resources, lessons, toolkits, and more from Edutopia!  Materials cover topics from media literacy and technology integration to critical thinking and digital citizenship skills.

Lesson Plans 

Additional Curriculum and Tools

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GAFE
Digital Citizenship/Safety Course for teachers

 

CSM
Common Sense Media YouTube
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Digital Citizenship resources and activities

 

Common Sense Media - Lessons in Action

Priv. Today, Pub. Tomorrow

Copyrights and Wrongs

Talking Safely Online

 For these and other lesson videos, visit Common Sense Media Video Library.

DOJ "Protect Kids Online" Podcast Series

Educator Training

Student Data Privacy Laws (what teachers should know)

Many school forms require personal and, sometimes, sensitive information… Your students' personal information is protected by law. Asking schools and other organizations to safeguard your students' information can help minimize their risk of identity theft. - Federal Trade Commission

Federal Privacy Laws:

  • US Department of Education:
    • FERPA (Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act)
    • PPRA (Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment)
  • Federal Trade Commission:
    • COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act)
  • US Department of Health & Human Services:
    • HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act)

3 Privacy Laws teachers should be aware of (in simple terms from tech.ed.gov):

  • FERPA is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds from the U.S. Department of Education. FERPA gives parents certain rights with respect to their children’s education records. These rights transfer to the student when he or she reaches the age of 18 or attends a school beyond the high school level.
  • PPRA is intended to protect the rights of parents and students in two ways:
    • It seeks to ensure that schools and contractors make instructional materials available for inspection by parents if those materials will be used in connection with an ED-funded survey, analysis, or evaluation in which their children participate; and
    • It seeks to ensure that schools and contractors obtain written parental consent before minor students are required to participate in any ED-funded survey, analysis, or evaluation that reveals certain information.
  • COPPA is set to place parents in control over what information is collected from their young children online. COPPA was designed to protect children under age 13 while accounting for the dynamic nature of the Internet. The Rule applies to operators of commercial websites and online services (including mobile apps) directed to children under 13 that collect, use, or disclose personal information from children, and operators of general audience websites or online services with actual knowledge that they are collecting, using, or disclosing personal information from children under 13. The Rule also applies to websites or online services that have actual knowledge that they are collecting personal information directly from users of another website or online service directed to children.

Wisconsin Data Privacy Links for Parents

How Much Do You Know About Personally Identifiable Information (PII) and Your School District?

For questions about this information, contact Chad Kliefoth (608) 267-9289, Janice Mertes (608) 267-1054