Cyber Safety Toolkit for Teachers

In 2011, the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) was updated to include the additional requirement for schools to educate minors about appropriate online behavior, including cyber bullying awareness and response and interacting with other individuals on social networking sites and in chat rooms. E-rate funding for the county and state network, including statewide Internet Access, are dependent on all students in all schools having received Cyber Safety instruction. Classroom teachers play an important role in ensuring that Jefferson County Schools will be in compliance with the Children’s Internet Protection Act.

In partnership with Common Sense Media, the West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) is providing a series of CIPA-compliant lessons for Internet safety. The lessons are structured by grade level and separates lessons out to avoid confusion. They also have a robust database of digital citizenship activities, lessons, videos and more. Their new "Graphite" product is designed to aid educators in finding the best apps, games, and websites for the classroom.

Common Sense Media Toolkit link

For additional information or assistance, please contact your school's Technology Resource Facilitator (TRF). You can use the Technology Assistance Request Form under the "Our School" tab on your school's website.

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