Internet Safety

King George County Schools

Digital Citizenship/Internet Safety Curriculum

Overview:

Common Sense’s free, comprehensive E-rate Toolkit at www.commonsensemedia.org/educators/erate provides all of the resources needed to educate students about the three CIPA-required topics:

1) appropriate online behavior

2) safety and privacy

3) cyberbullying.


By the end of 10th grade, students will receive instruction in each of the following topics:

  • Internet Safety

  • Privacy and Security

  • Information Literacy

  • Self-Image and Identity

  • Relationships and Communication

  • Digital Footprint and Reputation

  • Cyberbullying and Digital Drama

  • Creative Credit and Copyright


Expectations

Documentation is necessary to continue receiving federal E-Rate funding.  After teaching required Internet Safety lessons, teachers will be required to complete a feedback form to document the following:

  • Read about E-rate and CIPA

  • Create an account with Common Sense Educator

  • Teach Internet Safety Unit(s) for your grade level

  • Complete a feedback form

Requirements

  1. Watch the four minute video explaining E-rate and CIPA. This will provide a brief explanation for why it is necessary for educators to show evidence of teaching Internet Safety.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PmO-Uw9_ta4

  2. Register as an educator with Common Sense Education.
    https://www.commonsensemedia.org/user/register

     3. Teach Internet Safety Lessons: Each lesson is organized as a unit with mini lessons accompanying them. Access lesson overview, objectives, vocabulary and teaching procedures by clicking on the “PDFs of Lessons”. You will find accompanying videos, curriculum resources and assessments on the right side of the web page under Lesson Resources. You are required to teach each of the mini lessons (Teach 1, Teach 2, Teach 3, etc) contained within the assigned lesson. In the Implementation Grid below, click on the link appropriate to your grade level/course to access Internet Safety lessons. You must be logged in to your Common Sense account to access the links below.

    4. After you have met all the requirements please fill out this verification form. https://docs.google.com/a/kgcs.k12.va.us/forms/d/1uW17scQE_pPtjiIMHTxXtsr3_mVdgmKw32JhwrtFmBo/viewform


Implementation Grid/Time Line

  • Elementary and Middle School will teach all lessons and complete documentation for expectations by Spring Break.

  • High School teachers will teach all lessons and complete documentation by the end of the 2nd 6 weeks.  

  • All students will be educated in the three topics required by CIPA every year.

  • See your building ITL for questions about teaching Internet Safety.