Since the Broadband Data Improvement Act / Protecting Children in the 21st Century Act was signed into law by the President last October it's just a matter of when, not if, we must teach the incredibly important topic of Internet Safety.
With my technical background including work at Intel, Honeywell, Apollo Group, and National Computer Systems and my computer technology teaching background including both public and private education K - Jr. College you could say I'm well rounded in my experience.
Based on my experience, I believe I've developed one of the best solutions available for teaching Internet Safety and it's been tested, refined and proven for two years by private schools here in AZ.
What makes this solution unique, is that all of the instruction is performed where today's youth spend so much of their time, and where teachers need to be to effectively teach Internet Safety; ONLINE.
Going online with students, for any purpose, can seem overwhelming. To minimize that concern, I've developed a completely Secure, Accountable, Private Social Networking website as the venue for this instruction.
Included with the solution are a Quick Start Guide, to get you up and running, and a Teacher's Text which outlines every technical activity on the site necessary for instruction, both of which are completely illustrated to facilitate ease of use. A Scope & Sequence document directly correlated to the page numbers in the Teacher's Text provides suggestions for projects and interaction on subjects such as Identity Protection, Predators, Bullying, Social Networking, Copyright, Appropriate Use, Netiquette, and Socially Acceptable Language.
Additionally, because this Internet Safety curriculum is based on 21st Century technology tools, it's also easy to implement this solution for the addressing of 21st Century Skills and facets of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math.)
But don't just take my word for it, contact me to schedule a presentation for your district.