Cyber Safety & Cyber Citizenship
Steps to complete Cyber Safety requirements
- Under the Cyber Safety Resources Navigation Bar on the left, read 'What is Bullying?' and 'Why do we need to teach CyberSafety?'
- Go to Common Sense Media and register a FREE account.
- Review the Implementation Guide and decide wither you and your staff want to do Option 1 or Option 2.
- Under the Cyber Safety Resources Navigation Bar on the left, read 'Common Sense Media Toolkit for Teachers K-12'. Here you will find all the resources you need to teach CyberSafety from Common Sense Media.
- For the OUSD created CyberSafety Curriculum, click on your appropriate grade levels on the left in the Navigation Bar.
- For 6-10th Grade Specific CyberSafety Curriculum, click on 'Ignition for Grades 6-10' on the left in the Navigation Bar.
- Find the Teacher and Principal Affidavits here and turn in accordingly.
Why do we need to teach CyberSafety? Our children live in a digital world. They communicate, create and collaborate through technology and they have instant access to a wealth of information and multimedia. They are digital natives; never knowing a time without cell phones, DVDs, Facebook and Google. But growing up with these devices and resources does not mean they automatically have the knowledge and skills to carefully evaluate information and make responsible, respectful and safe choices about how they access and use these digital tools. We must guide our students to become cyber-savvy, responsible digital citizens with the 21 Century skills to thrive in our local and global economies.
We also need to be CIPA Compliant in order to continue receiving E-Rate money. What is CIPA and E-Rate?
E-Rate is a program that provides crucial support to help your school connect to the Internet. Schools and districts go through a long application process to get discounted wiring infrastructure and ongoing connectivity fees for their buildings and cell phone plans. E-Rate does not fund computer or handheld devices.
Under the Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA) and the Protecting Children in the 21st Century Act, as of July 2012, the E-Rate recipient's Internet Safety Policy states that districts:
"Must provide for educating minors about appropriate online behavior, including interacting with other individuals on social networking websites and in chat rooms and cyberbullying awareness and response."
Site Admin resources to give to teachers and school staff
PowerPoint and One-Pager to provide shared understanding at the school site on Cyber Safety
For answers to questions about these resources or about implementing Cyber Safety curriculum, please contact:
For any Anti-Bullying related concerns/questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.