Inspiring in everyone a passion to excel
Inspiring in everyone a passion to excel

Community Unit School District 200

130 West Park Avenue, Wheaton, IL 60189

P: 630.682.2000 F: 630.682.2227

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.
OnGuardOnline: Links and resources provided by the Federal Trade Commission 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.