The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) is participating in a new initiative designed to educate American teens about online safety. The "Help Keep Kids Connected and Protected" campaign, managed by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), combines the expertise and resources of U.S. government agencies, education organizations and consumer advocates.
The project includes "An Educator, Parent and Guardian's Guide: How to Teach Young People Safe Online Practices," available online at http://www.staysafeonline.org/.
The guide offers tips on social networking and safe online practices that teachers or parents can communicate to students and teens. Also included are security and safety tips that parents can use at home.
CoSN is incorporating the NCSA guidelines into its Cyber Security for the Digital District project. The guidelines will become a component of the Cyber Security Tool Kit for technology leaders, for use with district leaders, teachers and students.
The CoSN Cyber Security project provides materials and step-by-step directions designed to help districts assess the current status of online security preparations and protect networks and information.
CoSN, 866/267-8747 or http://www.cosn.org/.
National Cyber Security Alliance, http://www.staysafeonline.org/.