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Internet Safety

As specified under Illinois School Code Section 5: Beginning with the 2009-10 school year, a school district must incorporate into the school curriculum a component on Internet safety to be taught at least once each school year to students in grade three and above. (Public Act 095-0869)
State mandate objectives are as follows:
  1. Safe and responsible use of social network websites, chat rooms, electronic mail, bulletin boards, instant messaging, and other means of communication on the Internet.
  2. Recognizing, avoiding, and reporting online solicitations of students, their classmates, and their friends by sexual predators.
  3. Risks of transmitting personal information on the Internet 
  4. Recognizing and avoiding unsolicited or deceptive communications received online.
  5. Recognizing and reporting online harassment and cyberbullying.
  6. Reporting illegal activities and communications on the Internet.
  7. Copyright laws on written materials, photographs, music and video. 

Digital Citizenship: Helping teachers, technology leaders and parents understand what students/children/technology users should know in order to use technology appropriately.
Family Online Safety Institute: Working to make the online world safer for kids and their families through enlightened public policy, industry best practice, and good digital parenting.
Illinois Attorney General Stop Cyberbullying:  Information on cyberbullying trends and resources.
NetSmartz: An interactive, educational program of National Center for Missing and Exploited Childrent that provides age-appropriate resources to help teach children how to be safer online and offline. Designed for children ages 5-17, parents and guardians, educators, and law enforcement.

Staying Safe on the Internet
 - a program for students and families to explore together from DirectTV with Watson the Walrus.
17 Rules to Protect Your Child Online - This guide highlights what the dangers a child's faces online, including cyberbullying, sexual predators, and strategies in keeping your family safe online.

A Life-Changing Parent’s Guide For Their Kids Online Safety - How to keep your kids safe in an online world.