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1 A curriculum waiting to happen

2 Whos Here? Whats your name and district? How is your district currently addressing Internet Safety?district What issues, if any, has the district faced with internet and/or cell phone use?

3 Agenda Survey Says! Illinois Public Act Topics of Internet Safety Existing Curriculum CyberSmart! K-12 curriculum i-Safe K-12 curriculum NetSmartz Notes from the field - comparisons And other resources

4 Why focus on internet safety? Computer and Internet Use According to the Pew Internet & American Life Project, 2007, 93% of youth are online, 94% of parents (up from 80% in 2004) 68% of parents surveyed regulate web content, while 55% limit time on the computer (interesting note: more parents restrict TV viewing than internet content) Time spent using digital media by children aged has now surpassed the time they spend watching television

5 Its the Law! 105 ILCS 5/ school year - grades 3 and above - a school district must incorporate Internet safety into the curriculum internet topics include: proper use, responsible citizenship, predator identification, personal safety, cyber security, and copyright laws

6 not just State The Broadband Deployment Act, which incorporated the Protecting Children in the 21st Century Act, requires schools receiving e-Rate funds to teach students about online safety, cyber bullying, and sexual predators.

7 Why Focus on Internet Safety? Today, 8-18 year-olds devote an average of 7 hours and 38 minutes (7:38) to using entertainment media across a typical day (more than 53 hours a week). And because they spend so much of that time media multitasking (using more than one medium at a time), they actually manage to pack a total of 10 hours and 45 minutes (10:45) worth of media content into those 7½ hours. Kaiser Family Foundation 2010

8 Is this a problem? Nearly three-quarters of teens have an online profile on a social networking site, where many teens have posted photos of themselves and their friends, among other personal information. About one in five teens have engaged in sexting – sending, receiving, or forwarding sexually suggestive nude or nearly nude photos through text message or – and over a third know of a friend who has sent or received these kinds of messages. Cyberbullying is widespread among todays teens, with over one-third having experienced it, engaged in it, or know of friends who have who have done either. Cox Communications Teen Online & Wireless Safety Survey, 2010

9 Theres more… A study released March 2008 indicated that 64% of students admitted to plagiarizing from the internet (School Library Journal) 49% of teens surveyed were not familiar with the rules and guidelines for downloading content from the Internet (music, art, images, etc.) 57% of those unfamiliar with the laws, said downloaders should be punished. (Microsoft, Feb. 13, 2008)

10 Public Service Announcement E D U C A T E !

11 Internet Safety -- Seven Topics outlined in the Illinois Internet Safety Law Safe and responsible use of electronic communication Recognizing, avoiding and reporting online solicitations by sexual predators Protecting personal information on the internet Recognizing and avoiding unsolicited or deceptive communications received online Recognizing and reporting online harassment and cyber- bullying Recognizing and reporting illegal activities on the internet Copyright laws on written materials, photographs, music and videos

12 Digital Communication Virtual communities Social Networking Text messaging Instant Messaging Video chats Social Messaging Gaming Examples MySpace, Facebook Cellphones GoogleTalk, IM, i- Chat Skype, i-Chat Twitter Wii, Playstation 3

13 Cyberbullying What is cyberbullying?cyberbullying "Cyberbullying" is when a child, preteen or teen is tormented, threatened, harassed, humiliated, embarrassed or otherwise targeted by another child, preteen or teen using the Internet, interactive and digital technologies or mobile phones. It has to have a minor on both sides, or at least have been instigated by a minor against another minor. (STOP Cyberbullying)

14 In the news…

15 Cyberbullying 4 types - Parry Aftab Vengeful Angels - combating cyberbullying with cyberbullying Power Hungry Cyber Bully (subset - Revenge of the Nerds) - often criminal acts Mean Girls - bored, ego-based Inadvertent Cyberbully - tend to respond in anger, typically arent thinking before responding

16 CyberSmart! Free K-12 Curriculum (scope and sequence available) Offers online professional development – minimum 20 people, charge Reproducible student pages 5 units S.M.A.R.T. – (Safety, Manners, Advertising, Research, and Technology) Aligned to the NETS and information literacy standards Mix of online and offline activities

17 CyberSmart! Sample Understanding Your AUP – Grades 4-5 Understanding Your AUP Teacher Plan Student Activity Home Connection

18 CyberSmart!CyberSmart! Sample Scenario Cards – High SchoolHigh School Discussion – groups (Analyze the problem) Think About It Presentation – skits, improvisation, debate, news article, etc. Student Hand Out

19 i-SAFE Tiered Pricing -- K-12 Curriculum that addresses cyber citizenship, personal safety, cyber security, intellectual property, cyber bullying, and predator identification (scope and sequence available) Free professional development Nonsequential, stand alone, standards-based lessons Reproducible student pages Offline activities with some video/webcasts Information/Training for parents, law enforcement, community, etc.

20 i-Safe Tiered Pricing E-Rate $250 for a school $1,250 for a district (with 5 or more schools). Silver $360 for a school $1,800 for a district (with 5 or more schools). Gold $520 for a school $2,600 for a district (with 5 or more schools).

21 i-Safe Tiered Pricing E-Rate Access and use of the Personal Safety, Social Networking and Cyber Bullying Prevention curriculum packages i-SAFE topic videos E-Rate Metrics/Audit Report Assessments Silver Unlimited access and use of all i- SAFE curriculum except the e-Rate package DVD Web casts for grades 9-12 District Video Streaming Metrics Report Gold Access to all i- SAFE Curriculum DVD Web casts for all grades District Video Streaming Quarterly Metrics Reports E-Rate Metrics/Audit Report Free Access to Web Seminars

22 i-SAFE

23 i-SAFE Sample 7 th Grade Personal Safety Sample Chat Circle the unsafe behaviors Discussion – What do we know about these students? What could students do differently?

24 i-SAFE Sample – Personal Safety

25 NetSmartz K-12 Interactive presentations, videos, music, online games, and offline content to teach internet safety Nonsequential, stand alone activities Reproducible activity cards Information/activities for parents and law enforcement (translates to Spanish)

26 NetSmartz Password Privacy 3 rd -4 th grade – Password Rap– What some examples of information that need to be kept private? What should we avoid in creating a password? Do you remember the other things that Clicky said you need to make a password?

27 Notes from the field CyberSmarti-SafeNetSmartz K-12 Scope & Sequence Stand-alone Comprehensive – extended Activities: Online/offline – outside links Online PD $ Content readily available K-12 Scope & Sequence Stand-alone Comprehensive – internet Activities: Offline – videos Free PD Implementation plans to access content or $ K-12 No Scope & Sequence Stand-alone Missing some areas Activities: Interactive/online/of fline/game No PD Content readily available

28 Samples of District Curriculum Collinsville – Internet Safety Curriculum Collinsville Champaign – Digital Citizenship and Internet Safety Champaign Galesburg – Internet Safety Curriculum Galesburg Alton – Internet Safety Curriculum Alton

29 Curriculum Recommendations 1. Safe and responsible use of social networking sites 1. Safe and responsible use of social networking sites, chat rooms, electronic mail, bulletin boards, instant messaging and other Internet based communication. online solicitation. 2. Recognition, avoidance and reporting of online solicitation. personal information 3. Risks of transmitting personal information on the Internet. deceptive communications. 4. Recognition and avoidance of unsolicited or deceptive communications. harassment and cyberbullying. 5. Recognition and reporting of online harassment and cyberbullying. illegal activities 6. Reporting of illegal activities and communications on the Internet. 7. Copyright 7. Copyright laws on written materials, photographs, music and video.

30 Questions? Opinions? Cyndie Mutka McCarley

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