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Internet Safety

Internet Safety

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The i-SAFE Safe Schools Education initiative, adopted by the State of Delaware in 2003, brings fun, interactive curriculum lessons into the classroom and teaches students about online safety and responsibility. This curriculum is articulated by grade level and the materials are available online. It is currently being funded by the DCET and is available at no additional charge to all K-12 public schools. For more information, please contact Alyssa Moore .

The FCC released its long-awaited CIPA rule revisions incorporating the E-rate provisions of the Protecting Children in the 21st Century Act enacted in 2008. Due to this mandate by the Federal Communications Commission, all schools receiving E-rate funding must have an internet safety curriculum in place and being taught to students. By nature of the State K12 network, all public schools are indirectly receiving E-rate funds. The internet safety curriculum must minimally include instruction in three areas:

  1. Safety on the Internet
  2. Appropriate behavior while on online, on social networking Web sites, and in chat rooms; and
  3. Cyberbullying awareness and response.

eRate Central is an organization that specializes in providing consulting, compliance, and forms processing services to E-rate applicants. Their interpretation of the FCC ruling will help you understand the requirements. They have also prepared a CIPA Policy Primer that has sample language. If you need more information on CIPA, a good document to read can be found on the FCC website.

Information sent to public school Superintendents regarding internet safety requirements in January 2012.

Links
Link to iSAFE Website
Explanation of the Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA)
Resources
iSAFE's Scope and Sequence detailed by grade level, new lessons for current year, and summary of content (Schedule A)
iSAFE's suggestions for a customized implementation plan.
Matrix of available lessons through iSAFE Gold Curriculum grades K-12.
Blank Matrix for non-iSAFE implementations
Use this form to request user logons and passwords from iSAFE. This form will also be used if your LEA is not using iSAFE (the form just won't be uploaded to iSAFE).
Sample iSAFE Matrix and iSAFE Scope and Sequence from Christina School District for 2015-2016
PowerPoint Presenation on iSAFE Implementation 2015-2016
Professional Development for those LEAs that are implementing the curriculum. Topics covered include uploading a STAT, using the portal, and staff administration.
Copies of LEA School Board-approved Acceptable Use Policies
Monitoring
eRate Internet Safety Monitoring Documentation Instructions and Requirements: 2016-2017 School Year
2016-2017 DDOE Desk Audit Monitoring Checklist
  • LEAs to be Monitored in April 2016
Brandywine, Capital, Delmar, Woodbridge, East Side, Kuumba, Newark Charter, Providence Creek, Thomas Edison
  • LEAs to be Monitored in April 2017
Appoquinimink, NCCVT, Red Clay, Antonio Alonso, Charter of Wilmington, Delaware Military Academy, DSCYF, Early College HS, First State Montessori
  • LEAs to be Monitored in April 2018
Caesar Rodney, Laurel, POLYTECH, Smyrna, Campus Community, Del Acad of Public Safety, Gateway Lab, Las Americas Aspira

 

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Last Updated: Monday, 03-Apr-2017 07:38:47 EDT
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