Internet Safety
South Brunswick School District believes that all students should have access to technology for educational purposes when they act in a responsible, efficient, courteous and legal manner.

In accordance with Federal law, the District complies with the Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA). Enacted by Congress in December 2000, CIPA addresses concerns about accessing Internet sites in schools and public libraries.

To comply, the District installed a filtering system that can block school computers, including those in the Media Centers, from accessing inappropriate activities and materials on the Internet. The monitoring of minors' online activities helps to ensure their safety and security. This will also prevent the unauthorized access of the School District's online system by hackers and other unlawful individuals from obtaining personally identifiable information regarding minors.

This protection agent also puts the District in compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), a Federal regulation implemented in August 2000.

Each year, students must have a signed Acceptable Use of Technology Agreement Form on file before access to the Internet or computer systems will be permitted. Violators are subject to disciplinary action. Staff members are also required to have a signed Acceptable Use of Technology Agreement Form on file and receive training annually in this area.

Finally, just as we teach students in the early grades to be aware of their personal safety in the real world (e.g. stranger danger), we teach our older students about keeping safe in the cyber world and their responsibilities as digital citizens. Units of study on cyber safety are embedded in the Health Curriculum at the third grade level (what's private), fourth grade level (being a good cyber citizen) and fifth grade (social networking). At the middle school, Cyber Safety is emphasized during New Jersey School Violence Awareness Week in October and high school peer leaders deliver Cyber bullying lessons to freshmen as part of the Peer Leadership Program.

To aid in this endeavor, School District officials have created an ongoing series of informational brochures for parents that features a variety of topics focusing on keeping children safe in Cyber Space.

We Care About Cyber Safety Awareness (October 2007) - Focus: Cyber Bullying, Web Cams and posting digital images of yourself online.

Be Your Child's Internet Safety Net: A parent's guide to social networking (June 2007) - Focus: Providing a safe social networking experience for your children.

Cyber Safety: Together, Keeping Our Kids Safe (March 2007) - Focus: Parenting in today's digital world.

Cyber bullying: Tips and tricks for how to keep your child safe (February 2008) Focus: What teens and parents need to know about cyber bullying

Cyber safety Resources
Kids Teens Parents Educators


For Kids NetSmartzKids
http://www.NetSmartzKids.org
Helps younger students learn how to avoid the dangers that exist on the Internet.


Stop Cyber bullying
http://stopcyberbullying.org
Stop cyber bullying, a program of Parry Aftab and the Wired Safety group, provides resources for kids, tweens, teens, parents, educators and law enforcement officials.


For Teens Instant Messaging Safety
http://www.wiredsafety.org
Basic safety tips about instant messaging from wiredsafety.org


SafeTeens.com
http://www.safeteens.com
Teen Guide to Safe Blogging, How to Recognize Grooming, Guidelines for parents, Teen Safety on the Information Highway, Guidelines for Parents of Teens by Larry Magid.


Stop Cyberbullying
http://stopcyberbullying.org
Stop cyber bullying, a program of Parry Aftab and the Wired Safety group, provides resources for kids, tweens, teens, parents, educators and law enforcement officials.


Enough is Enough
http://www.enough.org
Enough Is Enough (EIE) is dedicated to protecting children and families from the Internet dangers of pornography and sexual predators so that they can enjoy the enormous benefits that the Internet offers.


Focus: Helping your child to deal with issues of bullying and harassment

GetNetWise
http://kids.getnetwise.org/
Online Safety Guide, Tools for Families and Web sites for Kids.


National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
http://www.missingkids.com
NCMEC is a private non-profit organization that helps prevent child abduction and sexual exploitation; helps fund missing children; and assists victims of child abduction and sexual exploitation, their families, and the professionals who serve them.


National Crime Prevention Council
http://ncpc.org
http://www.mcgruff.org
The National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC) is a private, nonprofit organization whose primary mission is to enable people to create safer and more caring communities by addressing the causes of crime and violence and reducing the opportunities for crime to occur. Among many crime prevention issues, NCPC addresses Internet Safety with kids and parents through www.mcgruff.org and public service advertising under the National Citizens' Crime Prevention Campaign - symbolized by McGruff the Crime Dog® and his 'Take a Bite Out of Crime®.'


NetSmartz
http://www.netsmartz.org
NetSmartz is an interactive, educational safety resource from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® (NCMEC) and Boys & Girls Club of America (BGCA) for children aged 5 to 17, parents, guardians, educators and law enforcement that uses age-appropriate, 3-D activities to teach students how to stay safer on the Internet.


PC Magazine
http://go.pcmag.com/parentalcontrols
Find details and ratings for software that gives parents control of where teens can go on the Internet and how much time can be spent online. Some software even offers parents remote access of computer browsers while they're at work or away from home.


ProtectKids.com
http://www.protectkids.com
Protectkids.com is the Internet safety side of Enough.org. (EIE). The EIE mission is to Make the Internet Safer for Children and Families.


SafeKids.com
http://www.safekids.com
Child safety on the Information highway, Kids rules for online safety, Guidelines for Parents, Family Contract for Online Safety, Privacy Issues


SafeTeens.com
http://www.safeteens.com
Teen Guide to Safe Blogging, How to Recognize Grooming, Guidelines for parents, Teen Safety on the Information Highway, Guidelines for Parents of Teens by Larry Magid.


Stop Cyberbullying
http://stopcyberbullying.org
Stop cyberbullying, a program of Parry Aftab and the Wired Safety group, provides resources for kids, tweens, teens, parents, educators and law enforcement officials.


Wired Safety
http://www.wiredsafety.org
Parry Aftab is the executive director of WiredSafety which provides help, information and education to Internet and mobile device users of all ages. There are articles for parents, educators and librarians, law enforcement officials and particular focus information for women, kids, tweens and teens.


For Educators Cyber Smart
http://www.cybersmart.org
Cyber Smart empowers students and educators to use the Internet effectively, securely and responsively. Find original standards-based lesson plans, student activity sheets, and more for implementation by technology teachers, librarians, media specialists and classroom teachers.


iSafe
http://www.isafe.org
iSafe is a non-profit leader in Internet Safety education. The series of i-SAFE newsletters includes the i-EDUCATOR Times, iPARENT Times, Kewl Timez (for students).


ISTE
http://www.iste.org
The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) reviews product and materials to verify standards alignment which educators have come to look for when making product use and purchase decisions.


National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
http://www.missingkids.com
NCMEC is a private non-profit organization that helps prevent child abduction and sexual exploitation; helps fund missing children; and assists victims of child abduction and sexual exploitation, their families, and the professionals who serve them.


National Crime Prevention Council
http://ncpc.org
http://www.mcgruff.org
The National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC) is a private, nonprofit organization whose primary mission is to enable people to create safer and more caring communities by addressing the causes of crime and violence and reducing the opportunities for crime to occur. Among many crime prevention issues, NCPC addresses Internet Safety with kids and parents through www.mcgruff.org and public service advertising under the National Citizens' Crime Prevention Campaign – symbolized by McGruff the Crime Dog® and his 'Take a Bite Out of Crime®.'


National Cyber Security Alliance
http://www.staysafeonline.org
The National Cyber Safety Alliance (NCSA) is a central clearinghouse for cyber security awareness and education for home users, small business, and the education community. A public-private partnership, NCSA sponsors include the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Trade Commission, and many private sector corporations and organizations.


Recommended Resources: National Counseling and Abuse Organizations, Safety Publications and Web Sites
http://www.netsmartz.org/resources/resources.htm


Stop Cyberbullying
http://stopcyberbullying.org
Stop cyberbullying, a program of Parry Aftab and the Wired Safety group, provides resources for kids, tweens, teens, parents, educators and law enforcement officials.


Wired Safety
http://www.wiredsafety.org
Parry Aftab is the executive director of WiredSafety which provides help, information and education to Internet and mobile device users of all ages. There are articles for parents, educators and librarians, law enforcement officials and particular focus information for women, kids, tweens and teens.


COPYRIGHT AND FAIR USE RESOURCES Interactive copyright questions and answers for students
http://www.cyberbee.com/cb_copyright.swf


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