• Digital Citizenship & 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:
    • Safe and responsible use of social network websites, chat rooms, electronic mail, bulletin boards, instant messaging, and other means of communication on the Internet.
    • Recognizing, avoiding, and reporting online solicitations of students, their classmates, and their friends by sexual predators.
    • Risks of transmitting personal information on the Internet
    • Recognizing and avoiding unsolicited or deceptive communications received online.
    • Recognizing and reporting online harassment and cyberbullying.
    • Reporting illegal activities and communications on the Internet.
    • 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.
    Concerned Parent's Internet Safety Toolbox: Links and resources to help parents safeguard their children online.
    NetSmartz Workshop: An interactive, educational program of National Center for Missing and Exploited Children 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.