School Board Internet Safety Policy Statements
National Assn of Secondary School Principals: Position Statement on Internet Safety
In recognition of such growing concerns about Internet safety, the National Association of Secondary School Principals has adopted a policy statement with recommendations for educators and policymakers about Internet usage. The NASSP recommendations form the cornerstone of CTAP's work in cybersafety education. All school districts can benefit from applying these leadership directives.
NASSP recommends that school leaders:
- Familiarize themselves about all aspects of computer technology, including the mechanics of the Internet, blogs, social networking Web sites, and the liability issues associated with the use of these technologies
- Form a technology team that comprises staff members, parents and students to act in an advisory capacity to the larger school community
- Educate staff members and students on using technology within the boundaries of the law
- Guide teachers and students on how the Internet can serve as effective educational tools
- Formulate clear guidelines to protect students and teachers against cyber bullying and other criminal activities
- Conduct orientation sessions for parents regarding student use of the Internet
- Reinforce these guidelines with parents and encourage vigilance of Internet use at home, including the elimination of derogatory statements against other students or staff.
NSBA Association Report (2007)
Creating & Connecting: Research & Guidleines on Online Social and Educational Networking [pdf]
Findings from a study by Grunwald Associates that polled 1,277 9- to 17-year-olds, 1,039 parents, and 250 school district leaders and explores student use of the Internet and social networking for educational purposes.
National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) Policy Update
Discussion of Cyberbullying Issues and First Ammendment Rights.
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