ERIC Number: ED459694
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-May
Reference Count: N/A
Rights, Risks and Responsibilities: Students and the Internet.
Although the Internet can be a powerful learning tool, the materials available can be inaccurate or even dangerous. Students may find themselves the targets of predatory adults, and some may threaten their classmates or others with devices or ideas they find on the Internet. Schools use several methods to ensure that students' use of the Internet is safe and rewarding. These methods include using appropriate-use policies to manage Internet access, supervising students' access to and use of the Internet, and using technology tools to supervise Internet access, each of which is discussed in this publication. Policies, supervision and technical tools are most effective when used together. As more schools and classrooms increase their use of the Internet, parents and other local groups will continue to urge policymakers and administrators to prevent students from accessing inappropriate sites. Having access to different protective approaches, particularly with they can be used together and can be customized to meet local needs, allows teachers and administrators to relax and make the best use of the resources available to students through the World Wide Web. (Contains 10 references.) (AEF)
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Educational Administration, Elementary Secondary Education, Information Policy, Internet, Risk Management, Safety, School Policy, Students, World Wide Web
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.; Southeast and Islands Regional Technology in Education Consortium, Charleston, WV.