Suggested Digital Citizenship Curriculum

Digital Citizenship


All schools receiving E-rate discounts must comply with the Internet safety educational requirements outlined in the Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA).
Districts should keep a record of the Internet safety and digital citizenship education you've provided to keep E-Rate funding.


K-5 Digital Curriculum 6-8 Digital Curriculum 
9-12 Digital Curriculum  Get Parents Involved

Federal Laws

CIPA

School districts are required by CIPA to have technology measures and policies in place that protect students from harmful materials including those that are obscene and pornographic. This means that student Internet access is filtered. Websites containing harmful content from inappropriate sites are attempted to be blocked.

COPPA

COPPA applies to commercial companies and limits their ability to collect personal information from children under 13. By default, Google advertising is turned off for Apps for Education users. No personal student information is collected for commercial purposes.

FERPA

  • FERPA protects the privacy of student education records and gives parents rights to review student records. Under FERPA, schools may disclose directory information (name, phone, address, grade level, etc.) but parents may request that the school not disclose this information.
  • The school will not publish confidential educational records (grades, student ID #, etc.) for public viewing on the Internet.
  • The school may publish student work and photos for public viewing but will not publish student last names or other personally identifiable information.
  • Parents may request that photos, names and general directory information about their children not be published.
  • Parents have the right at any time to investigate the contents of their child’s email and Apps for Education files.