A colleague just sent me the link to http://tinyurl.com/36brmw
I’m am completely for promoting iSafety and certainly support that part of the bill, but it sounds much like another iteration of DOPA, although this time, according to the article, “ed-tech advocates say the current legislation seems to make more sense and marks a more level-headed approach to internet safety.” But do we really need this bill?
In order to qualify for e-rates, my district, like most districts has for a long time had CIPA/COPA guidelines in place, and we are already in compliance – happily – with California AB 307:
This bill requires that school technology plans include a component to educate pupils and teachers on the appropriate and ethical use of information technology in the classroom, Internet safety, the manner in which to avoid committing plagiarism, the concept, purpose and significance of a copyright, and the implications of illegal peer-to-peer network file sharing. Districts would not be required to change existing plans until their current plan expires or is voluntarily replaced.
How much more legislation do we need?
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