Internet Safety

As requirement of receiving eRate funding, students must receive yearly instruction on personal safety and cyberbullying.

Responsible Citizenship in a Digital World
Protect Yourself
I will not publish my personal information such as my contact information and my schedule
Respect Yourself
I will select online names that are appropriate.
I will be thoughtful about the images and information that I post online.
Protect Others
I will know where to find our school district’s Bullying Prevention & Intervention Plan
I will report cyberbullying.
Respect Others
I will not use technology to bully or tease others.
I will not participate in cyberbullying by posting inappropriate information or pictures.
Respect Intellectual Property
I will request permission to use resources.
I will cite any and all use of websites, books, media etc.
I will acknowledge all primary sources.
I will validate information.
I will use and abide by the fair use rules.
Protect Intellectual Property
I will request to use the software and media others produce.
I will use free and open source alternatives rather than pirating software.
I will purchase, license and register all software.
I will purchase my music and media, and refrain from distributing these in a manner that violates their licenses.
I will act with integrity.
source: Digital-ID created to provide students, teachers, and administrators with a toolkit of reliable information, resources, and guidelines to help all of us learn how to be upstanding Digital Citizens who maintain a healthy Digital Identity (ID) in the 21st Century

Waltham's Curriculum

Grade 9
Grade 10
Grade 11
Grade 12

Other Curriculum

CommonSense videos
CommonSense Lessons
Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center





Commoncraft Videos

secure passwords
secure Websites
protecting reputations online

Resources

Digital-ID created to provide students, teachers, and administrators with a toolkit of reliable information, resources, and guidelines to help all of us learn how to be upstanding Digital Citizens who maintain a healthy Digital Identity (ID) in the 21st Century
A Thinline (MTV)
Becta.org
NS Teens - Terrible TXT English
NS Teens - Texto Terrible Espanol NS Teens part of the NetSmartz program. Many videos, comics, information and activities about the whole range of Cybercitizenship issues. All NS Teens resources are available in English and Spanish -- and material directed for educators.
NSTeens Videos - Topic: Profile Penalty (ENGLISH)
You Tube video (ESP)
COMMON SENSE MEDIA: Digital Life 101 Lesson Plans, Videos, Information Sheets (ENGLISH)
NET CETERA: Chatting to Kids About Being Online: (ENGLISH)
NET CÉTERA: Cómo charlar con sus hijos sobre su comportamiento en línea (ESPANOL)

Ideas

Identify articles and videos about personal safety - as nonfiction texts.
Together with your students, develop an online safety and privacy policy for your class.