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District Cyber Safety Goal As our students spend more time online with media and digital resources, we are committed to assisting them in developing safe internet habits that will lead to exemplary cybercitizenship.
An amendment to the Federal Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA) requires that all Districts receiving ERATE funds establish a policy that provides for the education of students around "appropriate online behavior including interacting with other individuals on social networking websites and in chat rooms, and cyberbullying awareness and response." This amendment is known as the Protecting Children in the 21st Century Act..
SJUSD has partnered with Common Sense Media, a non-partisan, not-for-profit organization, to provide trustworthy information and tools, as well as an independent forum, so that families can have a choice and a voice about the media they consume. Common Sense Media is dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in a world of media and technology.
The Internet can open the door to a wonderful world. The ability to interact and communicate with others, keep in touch with family and friends, perform research, and find information benefits students in many ways. However, the Internet can be a dangerous place for students if they don’t know how to make safe and smart choices. Technology Services and the Division of Teaching & Learning have evaluated curriculum materials that meet CIPA requirements and identified the Common Sense Media Digital Literacy and Citizenship classroom curriculum as having the best approach to provide age appropriate, meaningful instruction. The Common Sense Media curriculum has a series of lessons for each grade level.
- Video Overview - Below is an overview of the Common Sense Media curriculum materials to be used by school site teachers and administrators.