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Teach & Learn Internet Safety

Federal Laws

Children's Internet Protection Act
Background & Requirements (FCC)
CIPA (full text)
Video & Info from the American Library Assoc.

Children's Online Privacy Protection Act
Guide for Parents & Business

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
Overview (Dept. of Education)

Contact Information

Educational Technology

Dennis Small

Responsible digital citizenship comes with the ability to use the Internet safely. Knowledge and awareness are the building blocks of this new responsibility and source of self-protection for young people who explore the world online.

Federal law synchs with this important idea in the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA), which mandates that schools must educate minors about safe online behavior — cyber bullying awareness/response and social networking. CIPA requires that schools adopt and practice policy that integrates Internet safety into curriculum.

We encourage school administrators to take a look at these high-quality Internet safety programs.

OSPI Safety Center

Covers the basics of cyberbullying and online safety, and provides in-depth training materials that work for self- or group study. Here are two good presentations that outline the basics. Cyberbullying – What Is It | Cyberbullying – It’s Not About Technology. Much more on the Safety Center site.

Common Sense Media

Free digital literacy and citizenship curricula for K-12 classrooms. Common Sense Media lists these advantages to its offerings:

Other Common Sense Media resources to check out:


Presentations, workshops and online resources for kids, teens, parents and educators. Bookmark the site, which enjoys regular updates with new materials and media. NetSafeUtah has a direct focus on content that will help schools meet CIPA requirements.

NetSmartz Workshop

NetSmartz Workshop is popular educational program run by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children®. Look for age-appropriate materials teachers and parents can use teach kids how to be safer online and offline. Designed for children ages 5-17, parents and guardians, educators and law enforcement, NetSmartz resources include videos, games, activity cards and presentations.


Presented by the National Cyber Security Alliance to empower a safer digital world.