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HISD Cyber Safety Initiative. Amanda Jost ajost@houstonisd.org August 2010. We must. Educate our students about Internet Safety. Why educate our students?. 1. It’s the Law. Broadband Data Improvement Act – Passed Oct. 2008. Title II: Protecting Children in the 21st Century Act

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hisd cyber safety initiative

HISD Cyber Safety Initiative

Amanda Jost


August 2010

we must
We must
  • Educate our students about Internet Safety
why educate our students
Why educate our students?
  • 1. It’s the Law
broadband data improvement act passed oct 2008
Broadband Data Improvement Act – Passed Oct. 2008
  • Title II: Protecting Children in the 21st Century Act
  • A school or library must certify that as part of its Internet safety policy [the school district] is “educating minors about appropriate online behavior, including interacting with other individuals on social networking websites and in chat rooms and cyberbullying awareness and response.”
why educate our children
Why educate our children?
  • 2. It’s the Right Thing to Do
is internet safety really a problem
Is Internet safety really a problem?
  • Online usage is high among our students
    • 93% ages12-17 go online – 63% daily
    • 64% have personal content online
  • Online harassment can begin as early as 2nd Grade


what do we need to teach
What do we need to teach?
  • Three Focus Areas:
  • Appropriate Online Behavior
  • Social Networking
  • Cyber Bullying
appropriate online behavior
Appropriate Online Behavior

Appropriate online behavior is a broader topic which includes Cyber Bullying and Social Networking but also includes ethical behavior on the Internet as well as topics covered in the HISD Acceptable Use Policy (AUP).

social networking
Social Networking
  • Use of a website designed to allow multiple users to publish content about themselves and connect to other people. Information may be public or limited to people identified as “friends”. Sites may include text, images (http://flickr.com/), video (http://youtube.com/) or other media.
cyber bullying
Cyber Bullying
  • “…bullying through email, instant messaging, … chat room, … website or gaming site, or through digital messages or images sent to a cellular phone.”
  • Kowalski, R. M., Limber, S. P., & Agatston, P.W. (2007) Cyber bullying: Bullying in the digital age. Malden, MA, Blackwell Publishing. ISBN 978-1-4051-5991-3
cyber bullying1
Cyber Bullying
  • “Cyberbullying is not an uncommon occurrence among teens… Slightly more than four in ten teens (43%) report that they have experienced some form of cyberbullying in the last year.”
what resources are available
What resources are available?
  • HISD TechApps HAPGs
  • HISD Cyber Safety Website
  • Lessons and Materials from various sources
techapps hapgs
TechApps HAPGs
  • Grades K-8: 1st grading cycle
  • High School: Computer Science and Web Mastering: 1st grading cycle
hisd cyber safety website
HISD Cyber Safety Website
  • www.houstonisd.org
  • Log in to the portal
  • Departments > C > Curriculum
  • Cyber Safety Teacher Resources
lessons and materials
Lessons and Materials
  • EasyTech – K-8 Interactive lessons, plus discussions, activities, and journals http://www.learning.com
  • NetSmartz – Multimedia. Good for large groups and parent presentations http://www.netsmartz.org/education/
  • CyberSmart – No computer needed, good for non-lab settings, black-line masters http://cybersmartcurriculum.org/lessonsbygrade/
  • iKeepSafe – videos and other useful resources for elementary and teens http://www.ikeepsafe.org/
  • i-SAFE – Lessons and videos. Materials can be used until 2/23/2011 https://auth.isafe.org/subscription/registration/?ivc=IVC04123
  • Ages
  • Special Populations
  • English Language Arts
  • Social Studies
  • Health
  • Other ideas?
  • Faux Paw from ikeepsafe.orghttp://www.ikeepsafe.org/assets/videos/fauxpaw_1.swf
  • Feather in the Wind from netsmartz.orghttp://www.netsmartz.org/stories/feathers.htm
so what
So what?
  • Who will teach this content on my campus?
  • When will this content be taught?
  • Where will this content be taught?
  • How will this content be taught?
    • Setting
    • Groupings
    • Materials
teaching tips
Teaching Tips
  • Stay positive – Research shows scare tactics are less effective.
  • Reinforce all year – Reinforcement makes concepts more readily accessible to students when they need them.
  • It’s everyone’s job – All teachers are responsible for cyber safety strategies.
  • Contact me at
    • Amanda Jost ajost@houstonisd.org
  • Check out our HISD Cyber Safety Website by logging into the portal and going to the Curriculum Department. Several Cyber Safety Links will be there.