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Internet Safety & Policy

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Educational Technology

Dennis Small
360-725-6384

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 Internet Safety

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.