Schools that apply fore erate funding will now be required to teach Internet safety to their students. I would hope that most schools are educating students about being safe on the web. What I don’t know is how good of a job we are doing, nor do I know what the government will do to ensure we are tracking this properly. But for administrators and teachers – it will be helpful for you to think ahead of how this could be incorporated in your schools/classrooms. Here is the link to the article!
Signed into law October 10 by President Bush, the Broadband Data Improvement Act (Public Law 110-385) requires schools receiving federal e-rate discounts on telecommunications services and internet access to educate their students “about appropriate online behavior, including interacting with other individuals on social networking sites and in chat rooms and cyberbullying awareness and response.”