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Children's Internet Protection Act
"Schools and libraries subject to CIPA are required to adopt and implement an Internet safety policy addressing: (a) access by minors to inappropriate matter on the Internet; (b) the safety and security of minors when using electronic mail, chat rooms, and other forms of direct electronic communications . . . . " (http://www.fcc.gov/cgb/consumerfacts/cipa.html)
Lessons / Curriculum / Resources for Internet Safety
  • http://www.tyla.org/tyla/index.cfm/projects/r-u-safe/
    Internet Safety Video creaded by Texas Young Lawyers Association: Student and Parent Editions
  • http://beforeyoutext.com/
    Sexting Prevention Educational Program for Texas. This program, which may be used in part or in its entirety, places special emphasis on preventing sexting by minors to address the legal, social, emotional, educational and/or career impact.
  • http://www.learning.com
    Easy Tech Online Safety is organized in three units that can be assigned to students in grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8. Students can be assessed and documented as they complete each assigned part.
  • http://www.isafe.org/channels/?ch=ed
    iSAFE is a non-profit foundation funded by Congress via the Department of Justice that provides K-12 curriculum and training to schools free of charge. iSafe services more than 4 million students throughout America and are currently serving more than 80,000 young people in Texas alone.
  • http://www.ikeepsafe.org/
    The Internet Keep Safe Coalition group teaches basic rules of Internet safety to children and parents, reaching them online and in school. Governors and/or first spouses formed this coalition in partnership with a growing list of crime prevention organizations, law enforcement agencies, foundations and corporate sponsors.
  • http://www.thesafeside.com/downloadcenter.html
    On The Safe Side's downloads page are free resources for schools and families that reinforce and expand the concepts presented in the Stranger Safety and Internet Safety. The Safe Side, in partnership with TASA, donated a Stranger Safety School Resource Kit to each of Texas' 1,037 independent school districts. The Kit, which is correlated to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills, was developed to help educators and families teach basic safety concepts to K-2 children.
  • http://ritter.tea.state.tx.us/imet/intersafe/educators/EDgames_lessons.html
    Links to activites and lessons provided by the Texas Education Agency.
  • http://stopbullying.bitstrips.com/
    Stop bullying Cyber Challenge (by creating a comic strip)
  • http://www.brainpop.com/technology/computersandinternet/cyberbullying/
    BrainPop has a FREE segment called "Cyberbullying" that does a really good job of explaining what cyberbullying is and how kids should respond. It's for grades 3-5.
  • http://www.brainpopjr.com/artsandtechnology/technology/internetsafety/
    BrainPop Jr. has a FREE segment on Internet Safety.
  • http://www.learninglab.org
    Infinite Learning Lab provides these animated cartoon videos on topics such as Cyberbullying, Online-Safety, Fact-and-Opinion, etc. for younger students.
  • http://www.kidsmartz.org/
    KidSmartz is a child safety program that educates families about preventing abduction and empowers kids in grades K-5 to practice safer behaviors. This program offers resources to help parents, caregivers, and teachers protect kids by teaching and practicing the 4 Rules of Personal Safety using tips, printable activities, quizzes, articles, music, videos, and more. KidSmartz is brought to you by the Got 2B Safe! program, created by the child safety experts at the National Center for Missing & Exploited ChildrenĀ® in partnership with Honeywell.
  • http://www.netsmartzkids.org/
    NetSmartz Workshop is an interactive, educational program of the National Center for Missing & Exploited ChildrenĀ® (NCMEC) that provides age-appropriate resources to help teach children how to be safer on- and offline.The program is designed for children ages 5-17, parents and guardians, educators, and law enforcement. With resources such as videos, games, activity cards, and presentations, NetSmartz entertains while it educates.

Activities / Games for Internet Safety

Social Networking Safety

Additional Resources/Information

The Texas Bar Journal- article R U Safe?
http://www.texasbar.com/Template.cfm?Section=Past_Issues&Template=/ContentManagement/ContentDisplay.cfm&ContentID=26185