In 2008, Illinois Public Act 095-0869
-was enacted to amend the School Code to that requires Internet Safety education (effective with the 2009-2010 school year).
This act requires:
A component on Internet Safety to be taught at least once each school year to students in grades 3 and above.
Topics to be covered:
1. Safe and responsible use of social networking sites, chat rooms, electronic mail, bulletin boards, instant messaging and other Internet-based communication.
2. Recognition avoidance and reporting of online solicitation.
3. Risks of transmitting personal information on the Internet.
4. Recognition and avoidance of unsolicited or deceptive communications.
5. Recognition and reporting of online harassment and cyberbullying. 6. Reporting of illegal activities and communications on the Internet. 7. Copyright laws on written materials, photographs, music and video.
View the Act passed by the Illinois General Assembly. Illinois Internet Safety Act
Try these resources for staying up to date about Digital Safety.
1. Stay Connected Stay Informed
A website created by the Illinois Attorney General where parents, teachers, and students can get the latest information on the staying digitally safe. Please visit the website for information on protecting your digital identity.
You may view helpful information by clicking the links below:
Illinois Attorney General's Tips for Parents
Illinois Attorney General's Tips for Students
Visit Stay Connected Stay Informed
An Internet Safety website resource for parents, educators, and students gives unbias information about using the internet, apps and social media.
3. Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to educating parents, children and schools about media and technology.