The Children’s Internet Protection Act (“CIPA”), enacted December 21, 2000, requires recipients of federal technology funds to comply with certain Internet filtering and policy requirements. Schools and libraries receiving funds for Internet access and/or internal connection services must also meet the Internet safety policies of the Neighborhood Children’s Internet Protection Act (“NCIPA”) which addresses the broader issues of electronic messaging, disclosure of personal information of minors, and unlawful online activities. The Protecting Children in the 21stCentury Act, enacted October 10, 2008, adds an additional Internet Safety Policy requirement covering the education of minors about appropriate online behavior.
CIPA requires the adoption and enforcement of an Internet safety policy covering the filtering discussed above. For schools, the policy must also address monitoring the online activities of minors. A separate, but related, provision of the Protecting Children in the 21stCentury Act requires that the policy include measures for educating minors about appropriate online behavior. RESA has received training by the GBI to provide training to teachers, school administrators, IT specialists, library media specialist, and school counselors to meet the requirement of educating minors about appropriate online behavior.
This training is designed to provide classroom teachers, school administrators, IT specialists, library media specialists, and school counselors with the knowledge and skills necessary to create awareness and provide education about digital citizenship to K-12 students. The training is appropriate for novice to advanced users of cyber technologies. Very little prior experience or knowledge is required.
Topics Addressed in the Training include:
· Protecting Personal Information– Participants will be able to identify at risk personal information,
· Risks and Misuses of Technology- Participants will be able to identify risks and misuses of technology in the areas of access to content, behavior, illegal activity and safety.
· Targeted Youth- Participants will be able to discuss risks and action steps in the areas of child sexual exploitation crimes, predator and target situations, cyberbullying and group (gang, terrorist, hate) online recruitment.
· Web 2.0 (The Social Web)- Participants will be able to describe Interactive Media, Content Publishing and Sharing, and Associated Technologies and be able to give examples of each.
· Visual Worlds and Gaming- Participants will be acquainted with the development and unique aspects of the semantic web, including mash-ups, virtual worlds, and gaming, and will have experiences with avatars, games and online communities.
· Legal Considerations- Participants will be able understand the laws of the State ofGeorgiaand the issues surrounding school administrators, law enforcement and parents.
· Devices- Participants will be able to identify the most common devices, how they are used by students, and how to find information about parental controls, technical solutions, and defeating actions.
· Tools and Strategies- Participants will list the basics for computer security and will explain how to utilize at least 2 solutions for parents to help protect their children while online.
· Cybersafety Suggestions- Participants will describe age appropriate measures to implement in the home and list 5 general suggestions for cybersafety.
A 30 hours (3 PLU) course will be offered through MGRESA in a self-directed online learning environment with continual feedback from a RESA Certified Georgia Cybersafety Initiative (GaCSI) trainer. Upon completion of the online assignments and discussions, participants will sign up for the final face-to-face training session. These face-to-face sessions are held with areas of specialty to provide differentiation and specific instruction for Technology Specialists, Library Media Specialists, Administrators, School Counselors, and Teachers.
COST: The cost of the 30 hour online course, face-to-face training, and all materials is $150.00 per person.
*Note: You will not receive the full PLU credit for the course until all required activities and discussions are completed, as well as the final training session.
Please email questions concerning this training to Carolyn Williams, Executive Director of Middle Georgia RESA at firstname.lastname@example.org
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