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Cyber Safety Month

Cyber Safety Month

Cyber Safety Month will be held in October. During Cyber Safety month Palm Springs Unified School District (PSUSD) will use Common Sense Media which offers Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum to help educators empower their students and their school communities to be safe, responsible, and savvy as they navigate this fast-paced digital world.

Click here to go to the Cyber Safety Curriculum Page

Why do we have a Cyber Safety Month?

The Broadband Data Improvement Act was signed into law by President Bush on October 10, 2008. The law, in general, aims to improve data collection and promote affordable broadband services. Title II of the Act incorporates much of the Protecting Children in the 21st Century Act that was introduced by former Alaska Senator Ted Stevens in 2007, and is cited under this name. The Act includes provisions that creates a public awareness campaign on Internet use and safety as well as develop strategies promoting safe Internet usage by children.

An official summary notification was received via email from Charles E Campbell, the California E-rate Coordinator on 4/30/2012. The summary stipulates that by July 1st, 2012 each E-Rate district have in place Board policy that specifically includes how the district will:

  • Monitor the online activities of minors
  • Provide for educating minors about:
    • inappropriate online behavior, including interacting with other individuals on social networking websites and in chat rooms and
    • cyber-bullying awareness and response

Internet Safety Board Policy

PSUSD has updated the Internet Safety Plan within the District Technology Plan (Section: 3g) with the Educational Technology Addendum to the PSUSD Technology Internet Safety Plan to comply with the Act and the FCC released CIPA rule revisions of August 2011, incorporating the E-Rate program provisions of the Protecting Children in the 21st Century Act.

The PSUSD Board of Education reviewed the Educational Technology Addendum to the PSUSD Technology Internet Safety Plan. This addendum to the Internet Security Plan contains the new CIPA requirements and has been discussed and was approved during the public board meeting on May 22, 2012.

In addition to the Addendum the PSUSD Internet Safety Plan contains the following;

Board Policy 6163.4, Student Use of Technology
Administrative Regulation 6134.4, Student use of Technology

 

Click here to view the Board Page in PDF format.