Course DescriptionIn today’s world, using the internet and online resources is inevitable. From phones to tablets to laptops and beyond, students can access information from anywhere. Knowing how to use these resources safely and effectively is important for both teachers and students, especially within the classroom setting. The teacher’s role is to provide students with the information needed to protect themselves against online threats — whether from other students or from those attempting to access their personal information. This course provides information and resources teachers can use to begin this conversation with their students.
Lesson 1: What Does Online Safety Mean?
Learn or update your knowledge on new technology language. Review what it means to have internet access available to everyone and what your responsibilities are regarding protective policies and procedures.
Lesson 2: Cyberbullying
Define and examine cyberbullying through the eyes of the student as well as the teacher. Learn strategies for addressing cyberbullying in and out of the classroom and discover the effects cyberbullying can have on students.
Lesson 3: Internet Usage @ School
Within the school setting, both students and staff have access to the internet. Learn about the varying policies and uses allowed for within both of these populations.
Lesson 4: Protecting Privacy
Privacy is of utmost importance in today's technological world. It is the teacher's responsibility to ensure student privacy and to educate their students on best privacy practices when online.
Lesson 5: Copyright and the Internet
There are many useful resources on the internet. When can a teacher use them? What are the restrictions? Do websites have to be cited? Learn how copyright law applies to information taken from the internet.
Upon completion, participants will be able to:
- Define online safety as it applies to the classroom setting.
- Locate and distinguish their school’s online safety and internet policies.
- Explain cyberbullying and how it can affect student well-being.
- Identify proper privacy procedures and methods to protect personal information.
- Explain how copyright policies apply to internet sources.
Participants will have 180 days to complete this self-paced online course.
Internet Connectivity Requirements:
- Cable/DSL internet connection recommended for best experience
- CPU: 1 GHz or higher
- RAM: 2 GB or higher
- Resolution: 1280x720 or higher
- Microphone (webinar/live online sessions)
Operating System Requirements:
- Microsoft Windows 7 or 10 (Home, Pro)
- Mac OSX 10 or higher
- Latest Chrome OS
- Latest Linux distributions
- NOTE: While we understand that our courses can be viewed on Android and iPhone devices, we do not recommend the use of these devices for our courses.
Web Browser Requirements:
- Latest Google Chrome recommended for best experience
- Latest Mozilla Firefox
- Latest Microsoft Edge
- Latest Apple Safari
Basic Software Requirements:
- Office suite software (Microsoft Office, OpenOffice or LibreOffice)
- PDF reader program (Adobe Reader or FoxIt)
- Courses may require other software (denoted in course outline above)