School community councils have a new assignment. It is to partner with school administration in creating a safe and constructive internet environment for students. As with other responsibilities of school community councils, it is intended that administrators, staff, and parents engage together to bring about the best possible result for students.
The following have been prepared to assist councils in this new assignment.
Links to support councils – training opportunities and proactive options
www.digcitutah.com is a newly released website that has been prepared specifically to assist councils. Under the Resource Library you will find links to help address specific concerns as well as opportunities for enriching the digital experience for students. Please take note of the entirely voluntary Positives Pilot.
Netsmartz is provided through the Office of the Utah Attorney General. They provide age appropriate trainings at schools free of charge. You can schedule a free training via their web page. The website also provides parent resources. http://utahnetsmartz.org/ Max Rogers in the Director firstname.lastname@example.org 801-900-3565
www.netsafeutah.org – Includes training materials in several languages for students, employees, and for parents.
Utah PTA – Provides information for parents about internet safety at home, including recommendations about free filtering and monitoring software. It also includes videos parents could use to communicate with their children about internet safety. http://www.utahpta.org/netsafety
Sharing District Resources
Jordan District has created this document for their councils. It outlines district policy related to Digital Citizenship, Online Student Safety, and Filtering. Supporting resources are also listed. Safe Technology Utilization and Digital Citizenship
Weber District uses CIPA to educate students. This is the CIPA website. https://www.commonsensemedia.org/educators/erate-admins
Alpine District has prepared the following document to provide information and help councils understand how they can be most effective with the Digital Citizenship responsibility. https://goo.gl/qCJYXG