CIPA Compliance 9/28/15

Children Internet Protection Act (CIPA)

Who's responsible for CIPA? Everyone at HES who works with students and uses technology is responsible for making sure students know how to stay safe online when using technology, but it is the classroom teacher's responsibility to teach the CIPA lessons. Ms. Jones, Mrs. MacDonald, and I know how busy the classroom teachers are, so we will be teaching most of the lessons. The classroom teacher will only have to teach one CIPA Lesson. All lessons need to be completed by November 24, 2015. Classroom teachers need to keep a record of which students are absent on the day the CIPA lessons are taught. All HES students need to complete the CIPA lessons and assessments/surveys.

Teacher CIPA Verification

The county is requiring all teachers to complete the CIPA Verification. You must be logged into your account to complete the verification form. All forms need to be completed by September 30, 2015.
The Kindergarten and First grade teachers or assistants will have to complete the assessment with their students. The lessons for the assessment/survey have already been taught and the students know the material. The assessment/survey has six questions with a yes or no answer. The assessment can be completed on the iPad. All of the students have to be logged into their accounts when completing the survey. Their log ons follow the same naming convention as the other students' The default password for the Kindergarten students is Gmail123 (case-sensitive). The First grade students password is their NC WISE number.

Digital Citizenship Lessons

HES Digital Citizenship Lessons
Ms. Jones, Mrs. MacDonald, and myself will be teaching two of the lessons listed below for each of the grades. Mrs. MacDonald and I will also be preparing the students for the assessments/survey required by the county. The classroom teacher is responsible for teaching the third lesson listed below. The lessons we will be teaching have Media Center and Computer Lab next to them.

The Grade Level lessons consist of the following three categories:

Digital Citizenship
Students will follow legal and responsible use of online resources.

Online Safety and Privacy
Students will know how to protect personal information while online.

Online Behavior
Students will behave and interact responsibly with others online.


Resource: My Creative Work (Media Center)
Students learn the basics – title, name, and date – for crediting creative work.

Resource: Going Places Safely (Computer Lab)
Students learn that they can go to exciting places online, but they need to follow certain rules to remain safe.

Resource: Screen Out the Mean
Students learn that children sometimes can act like bullies when they are online. They explore what cyberbullying means and what they can do when they encounter it.


Resource: Using Keywords (Media Center)
Students understand that keyword searching is an effective way to locate information on the Internet. They learn how to select keywords to produce the best search results.

Resource: Staying Safe Online (Computer Lab)
Students understand that they should stay safe online by choosing websites that are good for them to visit, and avoid sites that are not appropriate for them.
Resource: My Online Community

Students explore the concept that people can connect with one another through the Internet. They understand how the ability for people to communicate online can unite a community.


Resource: Sites I Like (Media Center)
Students explore and evaluate an informational website for children.

Resource: Keep it Private (Computer Lab)
Students learn that many websites ask for information that is private and discuss how to responsibly handle such requests.

Resources: Show Respect Online
Students explore the similarities and differences between in-person and online communications, and then learn how to write clear and respectful messages.


Resource: Whose Is It, Anyway? (Media Center)
Students learn that copying the work of others and presenting it as one’s own is called plagiarism. They also learn about when and how it's ok to use the work of others.

Resource: Strong Passwords (Computer Lab)
Students learn how to create secure passwords in order to protect their private information and accounts online.

Resources: The Power of Words
Students consider that they may get online messages from other kids that can make them feel angry, hurt, sad, or fearful. Students identify actions that will make them Upstanders in the face of cyberbullying.


Resource: How to Cite a Site (Media Center)
Students reflect on the importance of citing all sources when they do research. They then learn how to write bibliographical citations for online sources.

Resource: Privacy Rules
Students learn that children’s websites must protect their private information. They learn to identify these secure sites by looking for their privacy policies and privacy seals of approval.

Resources: What’s Cyberbullying? (Computer Lab)
Students explore how it feels to be cyberbullied, how cyberbullying is similar to or different than in-person bullying, and learn strategies for handling cyberbullying when it happens.


Resource: Super Digital Citizen (Media Center)
Students explore Spider-Man's motto, "with great power comes great responsibility" through the lens of digital citizenship. They create comic strips show a digital superhero who witnesses an act of poor digital citizenship, and then helps resolve it.

Resource: Talking Safely Online (Computer Lab)
Students learn that the Internet is a great place to develop rewarding relationships. But they also learn not to reveal private information to a person they know only online.
Resource: Rings of Responsibility

Students explore what it means to be responsible to and respectful of their offline and online communities as a way to learn how to be good digital citizens.