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PUSD Internet Safety

In October 2008, George Bush signed the Broadband Data Improvement Act into law. The act is also referred to as "Protecting Children in the 21st Century Act'. The act requires schools and libraries that receive E-Rate funds from the FCC to filter Internet content and requires that schools:

  • Include educating minors about appropriate online behavior, interacting with other individuals on social networking websites and chat rooms, and cyberbullying awareness and response.

In August of 2011, the FCC enacted this rule by amending CIPA (Children’s Internet Protection Act) to include any school or district that receives E-Rate funding beyond simple telecommunication services to teach online safety. PUSD receives E-Rate; therefore, we are required to teach online safety.

Internet Safety Curriculum for PUSD can be found on the district website under technology for grades K-12. To access a particular grade level, go to the menu and select your grade level for lessons and activities, here is the link:

Internet Safety will be taught to all students K-12 at the beginning of each school year and will be reviewed in January of each school year. Teachers will be required to sign a form of verification stating they have taught the curriculum to their students. Forms will be sent out at the end of first Quarter and will be returned signed to Amy Conway.
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