Internet

What Safety Committees Can Do

The school safety committee function is often combined with other required committees operating within a district to ensure compliance with different laws, such as Project SAVE or Project RESCUE. Committees can be formed on both the district and building-level committees – such as required under Project SAVE. In some districts, the safety committee stands alone…

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Securing the K-12 Network

IT departments everywhere face the challenge of finding cost-effective ways to guard against increasingly sophisticated security threats to the network. Those threats are particularly difficult to parry in a K-12 network, where protection involves highly distributed networks and diverse groups of users, including students. To compound the challenge, school districts must manage networks with many…

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The Internet: Awareness of Risks

Topics Pornography Inappropriate Access Hacking Harassment Copyright Internet Risk Management Click any topic above for more information 1.Pornography: Intentional Access Easy access to pornography is the most highly visible risk associated with providing Internet access to children. Most administrators and teachers underestimate the availability of on-line pornography. With electronic access, a single mouse click can…

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Safe Online Surfing

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION – SAFE ONLINE SURFING MATERIAL AND INFORMATION As part of its longstanding crime prevention and public outreach efforts, the FBI has a free web-based initiative designed to help teachers educate students about cyber safety. It’s called the FBI-SOS (Safe Online Surfing) Internet Challenge—and it was developed with the assistance of the…

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Internet Links for Transportation

Federal Highway Administration Federal Transit Administration National Association for Pupil Transportation National Association for State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services National Transportation Safety Board National Highway Traffic Safety Administration National Safety Council Insurance Institute for Highway Safety New York Association of Pupil Transportation New York State Department of Transportation US Department of Transportation

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Useful Risk Management Internet Links

Comprehensive Public School Building Safety Program Bullying: Know Bullying mobile App Concussions: Football Helmut Ratings Concussion Toolkit Guidelines for Concussion Management in the School setting Construction Documents, Standards in Guide for Developing Emergency Operations Plans Internet: Cyber Security Tips Internet: On-line Surfing Lead Hazards in Schools, Commissioners Regulations for the Reduction of *Mail: Handling Suspicious…

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Cyber Security Tips

In this digital age, we rely on our computers and devices for so many aspects of our lives resulting in a need to be proactive and vigilant to protect against cyber threats. However, in order to be as secure as possible, we need to use good cyber hygiene – that is, making sure we are…

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