Internet Safety, Digital Citizenship, and Media Literacy
Digital Citizenship & Media Literacy - Successful Practices & Recommendations
Legislation passed in 2016 required the Office of Superintendent of Public
Instruction to convene an advisory group to identify successful practices and
recommend media literacy and digital citizenship improvements statewide.
Teach & Learn
Federal law mandates that schools must educate minors about safe online
behavior — cyber bullying awareness/response and social networking. The
law requires that schools adopt and practice policy that integrates Internet
safety into curriculum. We encourage school administrators to take a look at the
high-quality Internet safety programs listed on this page.
Electronic Resources Policy
We recommend this model policy and its procedures document as a good beginning
for schools and districts that need to put protections in place related to
Internet access. Both models were developed in partnership with the Washington
State School Directors Association.