The Center for Safe and Responsible Internet Use has announced the publication of a downloadable book entitled Cyber-Secure Schools in a Web 2.0 World. This ebook focuses on three critical issues for schools: creating change in technology adoption; effective internet use management; and Web 2.0 in schools-legal issues. Cyber-Secure Schools in a Web 2.0 World also contains extensive templates for district internet use policies, regulations, and a student agreement that incorporate the provisions necessary to address the challenges of managing Web 2.0 interactive technologies in schools and to allow the educational and professional use of these technologies to flourish.
Author Nancy Willard is a nationally recognized authority on issues related to effective internet use management in schools, youth risk online, and legal issues related to use of technologies. Nancy wrote an analysis of legal issues related to school internet use policies that was published online in 1995 and in Brigham Young University's Education and Law Journal in 2000. Her book for administrators and safe school personnel, Cyberbullying and Cyberthreats: Responding to the Challenge of Online Aggression, Threats and Distress (Research Press) and a book for parents, CyberSafe Kids, Cyber Savvy Teens: Helping Young People Learn to Use the Internet Safely and Responsibly (Jossey-Bass), were both published in 2007.
Cyber-Secure Schools is available on the Center for Safe and Responsible Internet Use site at http://csriu.org/professionals. Individuals may purchase an "Individual Use" copy. District may purchase a "District Use" copy that grants permission to reproduce the book for staff and modify/use the policies, regulations, and agreement.
Source: Center for Safe and Responsible Internet Use, http://csriu.org/