Educator Resources

  • Valuable knowledge on cyber safety and how to keep our students safe online at school and home

     

    CIPA- Federal Communication Commission's Children's Internet Protection Act - Consumer Facts

    Cyberbullying - Real Life Stories- Stories provided by NetSmartz.org

    CyberSmart- Sixty-five standard-based cyber safety lessons.

    Common Sense Media- Teacher resources from Common Sense Media.

    FBI-SOS- FBI (Safe Online Surfing) Internet Challenge, a free school-based Internet safety program

    iKeepSafe- Free online Internet safety.

    Internet Safety (TEA)- In accordance with HB 3171, Section 38.023, the Texas Education Agency has developed and made available to school districts a list of resources concerning Internet Safety.

    Keep Kids Safe from Cyberbullies and Harassment- Video from HowToMaster.com

    Lesson Plans Page- Internet safety lesson plans and other content areas.

    Read Write Think- Lesson plan asks students "pay attention to technology" by recognizing the many dangers of Internet.

    Stay Safe Online- StaySafeOnline.org, a website packed with resources and backed by several major sponsors

    Surftificate- Have your students sign a certificate that they understand the rules on Internet safety.

    TEA Internet Safety- TEA provides links to Internet Safety activities and lessons.

    Texas School Safety Center- The Texas School Safety Center (TxSSC) was created in 1999 by Governor George Bush and authorized by the 77th Texas Legislature in 2001 to serve as a central location for school safety information.

    Wired Safety- A variety of cyber safety videos, activities, and lessons.

    Communication

    Barnardo's- The site, from a British non-profit charity, lists concise and informative guidelines for chat and email.

    Kaboose.com- Kaboose is a community site that offers information and guidelines for emailing and chatting safely.

    Safe Guidance- A listing of Internet communication advice and guidelines for educators and students, provided by a partnership of 28 European Ministries of Education.

    WiredSafety- This section of WiredSafety provides basic rules for chat.

    Cyberbullying

    Center for Safe and Responsible Internet Use- The Center for Safe and Responsible Internet Use provides research and outreach services on the safe and responsible use of the Internet.

    Cyber Bullying Project- A student's mock public service announcement hosted on YouTube from the teen's perspective.

    Cyber Bullying- A site created by two professors of Criminal Justice who have presented and written extensively on cyberbullying. Here you will find multiple pdf downloadable resources.

    Education World- An article on cyberbullying written by psychologist Ken Shore, who has over 25 years experience in public education.

    NewSmartz.org- This site provides a series of videos of real-life stories of teens and how they have been effected by cyberbullying.

    Student's Guide to Cyberbullying- The Center for Safe and Responsible Internet Use provides research and outreach services to address issues of the safe and responsible use of the Internet. This is a guide to cyberbullying for students.

    US Computer Emergency Readiness Team- Information provided by the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team.

    Organizations

    CyberSmart- CyberSmart contains free K-8 curricula related to the International Society for Technology in Education's National Education Technology Standards (NETS). It consists of 65 original, non-sequential, and standards-based lesson plans, student activity sheets, posters, and information for families.

    Department of Information Resources: Secure Texas- Secure Texas provides up-to-date technology security information as well as tips to help strengthen Texas technology infrastructure.

    Piracy

    Copyright Issues: Multimedia and Internet Resources- Georgia Harper of the Office of General Counsel for University of Texas System provides a comprehensive outline of copyright and the Internet.

    Taking the Mystery out of Copyright- The Library of Congress provides a fun and interactive Flash site for educators and students on copyright.

    United States Copyright Office- The official website for the US Copyright office.

    Privacy

    Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility- This site offers many resources on protecting privacy.

    Electronic Privacy Protection Center- A list of tools for protecting privacy while online.

    Online Privacy Alliance- The Online Privacy Alliance is a diverse group of more than 30 global corporations and associations who have come together to introduce and promote business-wide actions that create an environment of trust and foster the protection of individuals' privacy online.

    Privacy Right's Clearinghouse- A nonprofit consumer rights and advocacy organization, which has compiled resources on privacy protection.

    Safekids- Helpful privacy information.

    Security

    NetDay Cyber Security Kit for Schools- This guide provides school administrators with practical suggestions and resources for ensuring that computer networks are secure from cyber attacks.

    NIST Computer Security Resource Center- The Computer Security Division responds to the Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002. While most of the information is specifically addressing security research for Federal Information Systems, this knowledge applies to educators and the public.

    Stay Safe Online- Provides free and non-technical cyber security resources to consumers, small businesses and educators.