Program helps districts meet CIPA requirement

As an amendment to the Communications Act of 1934, CIPA will now require school districts receiving E-Rate discounts to educate minors about appropriate online behavior, including interactions with other people on social networking sites and cyberbullying awareness and response. PublicSchoolWORKS is offering a series of courses designed for this purpose.

PublicSchoolWORKS’ CIPA courses include:

  • Student Use of Technology: Appropriate online behavior, social networking, cyberbullying – For educators and staff, it covers appropriate online behavior for students, online safety and mobile and wireless safety. In addition, this course helps educators initiate and lead classroom discussions on the use of technology and internet safety and addresses student questions and concerns.
  • District Acceptable Use Policy Signoff for Staff – This course for educators is updated to ensure that staff understand the districts’ policy for appropriate use of the internet and social media.
  • Internet Safety (Gr. K-2) – For students to view as a group, it covers information about online predators, cyber bullying, internet safety, and protecting the students’ identity.
  • Internet Safety (Gr. 3-5) – For students to view as a group , it covers online predators, cyber bullying, social networking, identity protection, internet safety and other online behavior, such as peer-to-peer networks, internet etiquette and mobile internet safety.
  • Internet Safety (Gr. 6-8) – For students to view as a group , it covers online predators, cyber bullying, social networking, identity protection, internet safety, online scams and other online behavior, such as peer-to-peer networks, internet etiquette, copyright and plagiarism issues, as well as mobile internet safety.
  • Internet Safety (Gr. 9-12) – For students to view as a group, it covers online predators, cyber bullying, social networking, identity protection, internet safety, online scams, peer-to-peer networks, internet etiquette, copyright and plagiarism issues, mobile internet safety, the protection of personal information, use of chat rooms, and avoiding adult material.

To learn more, visit the CIPA website.

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