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School Administrator Cybersafety Resources

CTAP Region IV has designed this collection of Administrator Resources specifically to address the needs of school administrators, based on the most current information available relating to cyber safety, cyber bullying, Internet misuse, and more.


Ethical Use of Technology and Internet Safety For Your Technology Plan

In this 10 minute presentation, Harvey Barnett shares information and resources about cyber safety and ethical use including plagiarism, copyright, and file sharing. These are important topics to include in your technology planning process. In fact, they are now required in California after the passage of Assembly Bill 307.


i-SAFE, Inc.

i-SAFE provides age-appropriate K-12 curriculum to schools in all 50 states for a subscription fee. The curriculum is a dynamic interactive program designed to educate and empower students. Some lessons included in the i-SAFE curriculum are: Cyber Citizenship; Personal Safety; Cyber Security; Intellectual Property; Cyber Bullying; Predator Identification.


Student Cyber Safety

Concerned about cyber safety? TICAL Cadre members Gabe Soumakian, Skip Johnson, Sheila Grady, and John White share three specific web resources to inform administrators, teachers, parents, students, and the community on how to provide a safe and secure environment when using the Internet. Cyber Safety Web Site

This internet site is a great tool for educators and students to learn about cyber safety. A concern that parents and educators have is how to keep kids safe online. With today's social networking websites, students have the ability to communicate with their friends, but they can also meet people who will try to exploit them, commit fraud and steal individual identity. This website will help you to set good safety habits for your students.


Cyber Safety for Children

The Department of Consumer Affairs and the California Coalition for Childrenís Internet Safety have partnered to bring this web site to California Citizens, especially parents. The nature of this web site is dynamic and offers ongoing information. The Coalition also sponsors an annual summit on cyber safety. This site is California friendly! It is also supported by the Governorís office.


Learning and Living in an Online World

Internet use has changed. Increasingly, our students are using the Internet for social purposes, not simply to look up information or buy things. School administrators have to worry about more than filtering out inappropriate content; they have to add cyber safety to the course of instruction. In this episode of Radio TICAL, Susan Brooks-Young offers ideas for how you can meet these safety challenges without giving up valuable instructional uses of the Internet.


Technology Planning Legislation CA Ed Code Section 51871.5

Technology planning processes are continuing to change as the internet develops. Cyber safety and other ethical issues regarding the proper use of technology is at the forefront of education. Section 51871.5 in the California Education Code has been amended by AB 307, which is also referred to as the Chavez bill. Any school in the state of California can apply for technology related grants if they have a current technology plan. Due to AB 307, all technology plans must have a component to educate pupils and teachers on the appropriate and ethical use of information technology in the classroom. This link will take you to what the California Education Code currently says about technology planning practices.


TICAL's Top 10 Original Content for Principals

This list of resources were developed by TICAL cadre and staff to streamline your leadership and management tasks. These resources are considered the most popular on the TICAL web site. These resources include time planning templates, cyber safety tutorials, bell scheduling templates, and much more. A print version is also available to handout in your meetings.


K12 Digital Citizenship and Media Literacy Resources

Looking for curriculum and/or resources to implement digital citizenship programs and other cybersafety initiatives? This matrix provides a variety of websites that focus on just that. The document created by educational consultant and former administrator, Diana Paradise, categories resource by stakeholder group, grade level, and lists if they resource also provides a curriculum. An excellent document when researching effective programs.


Top 7 Ideas to Promote Digital Citizenship for School and Distrct Leaders

Looking for ideas to promote digital citizenship? Thinking of innovative ways to stay in compiance with eRate laws relating to integrating digital citizenship within the curriculum? This one-page document provides creative ways to get your entire school or district as well as all stakeholders involved in teaching and learning with digital citizenship and cybersafety.


Resources for Parents on Digital Citizenship

Michael Simkins created this Diigo list of digital citizenship resources for parents. Topics include cybersafety, cyberbullying, copyright, presentations to use in parent group meetings, and a suggested "family contract."



Here you will find information about the latest on online safety, social networking and bullying research, anti-bullying processes, programs, and tools for schools to begin to develop a plan for creating a bully-free environment for their students. Acceptable Use Policies (AUP) resources are also provided. They have identified organizations, partners, tools and resources that are based on scientific research-based effective strategies to help you develop policies to help keep our students and families safe in our schools.


Cyber High

Interested in distance learning or independent study options? Cyber High is a comprehensive electronic high school that is available to any student with Internet access. The Cyber High curriculum claims to be aligned with the Content Standards and Frameworks of California. As of 2008, all courses are accredited through the Fresno Unified School District of which Roosevelt High School in Fresno, California, is the sponsoring entity. Many courses meet the College Prep A-G requirements for the University of California system.


Acceptable Internet Use Policy

Virginia Department of Education has put together a comprehensive resource list of what to include and how to write an acceptable use policy (AUP)for your school or district. The page includes resources such as templates, samples, and resources relating to ethics, safety, and copyright.



If your teachers need a curriculum resource that helps them teach their students to use the internet safely, responsibility and effectively, then you need to visit CyberSmart! This cybersafety site not only has K-12 student curriculum but also a CyberSmart! tool bar. The tool bar has drop downs such as best web sites, web 2.0 skills, curriculum resources and library resources to name a few. CyberSmart also has 5 on line professional development sessions covering topics such as twenty-first century challenges, manners, bulling and ethics and authentic learning and creativity. This website covers your needs and will help your teachers more effectively teach students how to be CyberSmart! is devoted to keeping kids safe in cyberspace. It has resources you may want to share with parents and teachers in your schools, such as Child Safety on the Information Highway, an online brochure by Lawrence Magid. You might like to reference this site when you have parents sign their children's AUPs.


Cell Phone and Pager Issues

Trying to develop or revise a cell phone policy for your school or district? National School Safety and Security Services presents arguments against allowing or encouraging students to have cell phones and pagers in school.


NCEF Safe School Facilities Checklist

This site features a simple, quick online interface that builds your own checklist for assessing the safety and security of proposed and existing school buildings and grounds. From an extensive list of categories, the database creates a custom-made checklist of questions the school leader can use to assess school design, operation, and safety.


Building Blocks for Digital Citizenship- LiveBinder

In working with staff and students on issues related to good digital citizenship, school leaders need to consider four areas: policy; student education; staff development; and, parent education. This link leads to Susan Brooks-Young's LiveBinder shelf. Click on the binder called Building Blocks for Digital Citizenship to access resources addressing each of these areas. Keywords: digital citizenship, acceptable use policy, netiquette


Social Media Policy for School Districts: SlideShare

As schools increase their use of Web 2.0 tools and mobile technologies, acceptable use policies (AUP) need to be updated. This SlideShare presentation by Oxiem makes the case for moving from an AUP to a social media policy. Use the slideshow with staff to start the discussion. Keywords: AUP, acceptable use policy, social media, digital citizenship


Google Forms Template: School Climate Survey -- Analyzing Teaching and Learning, Safety, Relationships, and Institutional Environments

With this Google Form template you can survey three different stakeholder groups, students, teachers, and parents, to access data relating to school climate. You will see where perceptions lie within each stakeholder group and make a plan to improve school climate. The data dissagregates into four areas relating to school climate: teaching and learning, safety, relationships, and institutional environments. These areas correlate to research published by the National School Climate Center


Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

Resources from Hanover Public School's BYOD program. Items include policy, digital citizenship, tech support, and professional development.


1:1 Deployment and Change Management Guide

Fairfiled-Suisun Unified School district as put together a short guide to assist their district in creating a transparent approach to their one-to-one imitative. This guide provides school-based leadership with a step-by-step approach to deploying, maintaining, and supporting a vibrant and safe 1:1 learning environment. While most guides focus on the technical side of 1:1 deployments, this guide attempts to provide school administrators and faculty with best practices geared towards developing stakeholder buy-in, student accountability, and faculty awareness. Item including digital citizenship, professional development, acceptable use policy, and much more.


Digital Citizenship: 5 Tips for Parents

Parent education is a critical piece of your digital citizenship program. This brief video offers five important tips to share with parents and guardians.


ON[the]LINE Webinar: Be Upstanding!

Leading Digitally Admin 2.0 webinar, by Merve Lapus, Common Sense Media. Addressing cyberbullying & digital citizenship in your schools.



iCanHelpline is where schools and districts can call or email to get help in resolving problems that surface in social media Ė problems such as cyberbullying, sexting and reputation issues involving students, staff or anyone in the school community. Itís a free service for schools. As the first step in developing a national helpline, iCanHelpline is being piloted in California during the 2015-16 school year. Itís a joint project of California-based #iCANHELP and Net Family News Inc., national nonprofit organizations with more than a decade and a half of experience in education, student leadership and Internet safety.


Helping teach email/online behaviour early

This is a great quick video about the Maily app where parents can start teaching email/online behavior skills early on. Would be great to work into a training and would love to see examples of this here in the US! Excellent digital citizenship model.


Online Public Shaming and Education

Join Susan Brooks-Young in this recorded webinar as she explores the growing online trend of online public shaming. Susan discusses how educators and students can deal with online public shaming as a target or potential victim, as well as how to avoid being a perpetrator. In addition, she explores strategies you can use to help protect yourself, colleagues, students, and others. An excellent digital citizenship resource.


Take Control of Your Online Persona

Join Susan Brooks-Young in this recorded webinar as she addresses why it has become increasingly important for you to take control of your online persona. She provides strategies that you can use to help protect yourself, colleagues, students, and others. Susan also shares a resource page with links to additional information you can use personally and share with others. An excellent digital citizenship resource.


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