The State of Tennessee has passed legislation that mandated the teaching of Internet Safety in all public schools in the state. The Lakeland School System will be using the iSafe curriculum. In addition, the law also says that it is also our obligation to provide Internet Safety resources/information to our stakeholders. Our Board has written both of these requirements into our Student Acceptable Use Policy.
Common Sense Media – Digital Citizenship
“Being a good digital citizen is more than knowing your way around the web. It’s about connecting and collaborating in ways you didn’t even know were possible.
When you teach digital citizenship to your students, you help create a positive school culture that supports safe and responsible technology use. Our K–12 digital citizenship program includes comprehensive learning resources for students, teachers, and family members. Our 65 grade-differentiated lesson plans are based on the research of Dr. Howard Gardner and the Good Play Project at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. The program addresses real challenges for teachers and students to help schools navigate cyberbullying, internet safety, and other digital dilemmas.