An increasing number of states are mandating Internet safety education in their schools. The U.S. Congress passed the Protecting Children in the 21st Century Act in 2008 that mandates specific Internet safety education for students in schools and districts that receive reimbursements through the federal E-Rate program.
i-SAFE's standards-based curriculum that complies with state and federal Internet safety education mandates is offered to schools and districts through subscription and license agreement. Click here for information about purchasing an i-SAFE subscription. With an i-SAFE subscription (Gold or E-Rate) educators have convenient online access to as many as 300 lesson plans on the following topics:
E-Rate subscription ( topics required in the Protecting Children in the 21st Century Act):
- Appropriate Online Behavior -- identity and privacy
- Social Networking -- safe and responsible interaction with other individuals on social networking Web sites and in chat rooms
- Cyber Bullying -- increase students' awareness about cyber bullying and response
Gold subscription includes all the E-Rate topics, plus:
- Cyber Community Citizenship -- relates real world and online behavior/consequences
- Personal Safety Online -- relates to protecting identity and privacy.
- Cyber Security -- malicious software, spam, identity theft awareness and response
- Intellectual Property -- copyright protections, plagiarism, file-sharing in Cyberspace
- Predator Identification -- understanding the grooming process, and appropriate response to strangers online
- Digital Literacy -- understanding how to evaluate the validity and reliability of media and how to utilize media to its best purpose.
More than 30 million students have now been taught i-SAFE lessons. Tell your principal or superintendent to subscribe to i-SAFE today!
No-Cost Online Professional Development
It has never been easier to educate yourself on the multiple issues found online. The i-LEARN Online program brings education to you. These sets of online /imgs/verizon/videos/ on e-Safety cover i-SAFE's core curriculum topics and gives educators everything they need to know to teach safe and responsible use of the Internet. Certification is not required to teach i-SAFE curriculum in the classroom. However, teachers who want to review a specific subject of interest or learn more about all e-Safety topics can watch i-LEARN. There is no charge to watch the i-LEARN modules. You can start immediately by going to http://isafe.org/ilearn.
Get the NAC
i-SAFE's National Assessment Center (NAC)
surveys students and parents on many aspects concerning various issues found on the Internet. The NAC results are used to shape the i-SAFE
curriculum to focus on the latest issues facing students in the cyber world.
Do your students know the 4 Rs?
For a quick reference sheet to hand out to students reinforcing some basic Internet safety and security concepts, look no further. This
downloadable tip sheet is available now.
Acceptable-Use Policy (AUP)
Any school allowing access to the Internet should require all students to sign an AUP. What is an AUP? It is a written agreement that
outlines the terms and conditions of Internet use at school. It sets the rules of online behavior, privileges, and acceptable uses, and
it covers the penalties when these terms are violated. Students, parents, and teachers usually sign it'and it is kept on file and used
as a legal and binding document. To learn more about AUPs, check out this informative
Education isn't enough. Parents, teachers, and the community at large need to be informed about the issues so they can take an active
role in prevention. Use the materials in the Downloads section to make this a total community effort.