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Guidelines for Internet Safety

Virginia Department of Education’s Office of Educational Technology:  Legislation approved by the 2006 General Assembly and signed by Governor Kaine adds a requirement to the acceptable Internet use policies developed by the division superintendents that such policies include a component on Internet safety for students. Visit web site

Copyright and Fair Use
Copyright is the legal right granted to a creator of a work for the exclusive publication, production, sale, or distribution of that work.  As you might imagine, nearly EVERYTHING, then, that one might want to use in the classroom is protected by copyright.  This is true!  In order to permit the educational use of materials, the “Fair Use” doctrine was created.  Specifically, this doctrine allows the use of copyrighted materials for criticism, commentary, parody, news reporting, research, scholarship, and classroom instruction.  The principle behind Fair Use is that, in using the work for one of these purposes, no money/income is being diverted from the creator of the work. (more)
Pacing Guides
PCS Pacing guides now include Internet Safety Education in applicable subjects. (more:  Password required)
Own Your Space: Keep Yourself and Your Stuff Safe Online
Microsoft's online publication designed to educate teens (and adults) about security risks associated with online activities
http://www.microsoft.com/security/resources/book-teens.aspx
Living Life Online
http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/microsites/livinglifeonline/index.shtm
 
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