Texas Education's Internet Safety
In accordance with HB 3171, Section 38.023, the Texas Education Agency has developed and made available to school districts a list of resources concerning Internet Safety. In the navigation bar above are links to pages for students, educators and parents. Within each of the pages are links that categorize different aspects of Internet safety and digital citizenship.
- 4th grade Digital Citizenship Course (implemented 2015/2016)
- 5th grade Digital Citizenship Course (implementation 2016/2017)
- 7th grade Digital Citizenship Course (implementation 2016/2017)
iBook Lessons for Teachers
Copyright for TeachersParents
Cyberwise (No Grownup Left Behind!)
5 Ways to Make YouTube Safer for Kids - Kids love YouTube. Whether they're watching funny videos, learning cool stuff, or uploading their own creations, they can stay busy on the popular channel. But not everything about YouTube is fun and games. Discover five ways to make YouTube safer for kids. (List of explanations of different apps, too)
A Parent's Guide to Instagram - A huge resource for parents all about Instagram.
Protecting Your Kids Online - Take charge. Monitor. Communicate.
- Cyberbullying Unplugged - Cyberbullying is the use of technology to tease, humiliate, threaten and/or harass someone. Here's how to protect againstit.A Parent's Guide to Snapchat - A huge resource for parents all about Snapchat.
Resources from EdutopiaCyber Security:
- NetSmartz Workshop: Resources for Parents and Educators
- PBS Parents' Children and Media Resources
- The Cyberbullying Research Center
- The Media Education Lab at the University of Rhode Island: Teaching Resources
- Discovery Education's Digital Safety Resources
- "Creating a Safe Digital Space," ASCD’s Educational Leadership (2015)
- "Teaching About Cybersecurity: Taking Steps to Improve Online Safety and Prevent Data Breaches," The New York Times’ The Learning Network (2014)
Bullying Prevention Curriculum
Visit the websites below to find videos, activities, and lesson plans you can use in the classroom:
- Anti-bullying lessons and activities from Teaching Tolerance.
- Videos you can integrate into your lesson plans via "Combat Bullying with PBS LearningMedia Resources" from KQED.
- Classroom lessons and activities to combat bullying from Teachable Moment, a project of the Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsibility.
- Lesson plans to counteract cyberbullying from Common Sense Media.
In accordance with the LISD board policy CY local:
The District shall designate an agent to receive notification of alleged online copyright infringement and shall notify the U.S. Copyright Office of the designated agent’s identity. The District shall include on its Web site information on how to contact the District’s designated agent and a copy of the District’s copyright policy. (board policy CY local) Upon notification, the District’s designated agent shall take all actions necessary to remedy any violation. The District shall provide the designated agent appropriate training and resources necessary to protect the District.
If a content owner reasonably believes that the District’s technology resources have been used to infringe upon a copyright, the owner may notify the designated agent. (Robin Stout, Library Media Services Supervisor email@example.com)
2016 - 2017 Currently, Library Media Services is designing a copyright course that will be available to staff members in the fall of 2017.
Here are some links to help you through the Copyright quagmire:
- Copyright and the Internet This site can also serve as a professional learning experience for educators. It includes information on multimedia fair use guidelines, public domain, Creative Commons and resources for images.
- Copyright Crash Course This site, created by the University of Texas libraries, offers educators a comprehensive tutorial about the teacher's role in promoting fair use as well as information about following the fair use guidelines.
- Copyright Kids Use this site with your students. It includes sample permission letters and an interactive quiz in addition to age-appropriate explanations and examples.
- U.S. Copyright Office This federal government site offers a basic summary of the law as well as FAQs and publications related to copyright concerns.